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Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards
Book DescriptionFrom a fish opening a ?can of worms? to a tap-dancing octopus putting his ?best foot forward, ? these familiar idioms are re-imagined by award-winner Wallace Edwards in hilarious and unexpected ways. To help readers ?stay on the ball, ? the idioms are used in a sentence that accompanies each illustration, and the meaning of each idiom is explained at the end of the book. Every page is so richly illustrated that it is sometimes a challenge to find the hidden monkeys --- some are more easily spotted than others!A playful introduction to idioms, a clever eye-spy book and a gallery of stunning animal portraits, this collection is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781553374626
(312mm x 235mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Wallace Edwards
Once Upon a Line, Hardback (September 2015)
A family discovers a trunk of old paintings by Uncle George, each drawn from a single line using an enchanted pen. Wallace Edwards explores storytelling through a single line that grows into a new image and story on each page, inspiring readers to finish the simple stories or come up with their own. An absorbing book rich in detail and color.
Unnatural Selections, Hardback (October 2014)
A traveling artist presents his renditions of such mixed-up creatures as a hawkodile, tyrabbosaurus rex, and catfish.
Mixed Beasts, Paperback (December 2013)
To track down curious creatures, the author, the roving zoologist, travelled to the far corners of the globe. In this publication of his findings, the author bring his expedition to life in the form of an illustrated field guide. It features bizarre beasts, such as the Bumblebeaver and the Rhinocerostrich, depicted in their natural environments.
Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Wallace Edwards
A shoe journeys through an imaginative world to encounter a variety of intriguing animals and insects along its way. A cumulative and circular story of visual delights. Full color.
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Book Review: Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards - Reviewed by Sheepcoate (11 Aug 2013)
Monkey Business is an interesting and funny book filled with idiom's.
Firstly the illustrations are something quite special. They are full and rich and colorful and flood the whole page with lots to look at. On every page there is also a hidden monkey which you need to find, which can be tricky at best of times.
Some saying are better known than others, such as letting the tiger out of the bag or a bull on the china shop. Or playing by ear. The saying are one thing, but when accompanied by these very clever drawing it takes on a life of its own.
Author Biography - Wallace Edwards
Wallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarker, Ontario, near Kingston.Wallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarker, Ontario, near Kingston.
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