Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Wallace Edwards / Oct 16, 2019

Monkey Business From 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 hel

  • Title: Monkey Business
  • Author: Wallace Edwards
  • ISBN: 9781554532285
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • From 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 EveFrom 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 easily spotted than others A playful introduction to idioms, a clever eye spy book and a gallery of stunning animal portraits, this collection is fun than a barrel of monkeys

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    About "Wallace Edwards"

      • Wallace Edwards

        Wallace Edwards was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art 1980 His paintings and illustrations are found in public and private collections, books, magazines, and on public display in Canada and the United States Edwards clients include the Metro Toronto Zoo, the City of Toronto, the B.C Ministry of the Environment, the Canadian Children s Book Centre, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and various magazine publishers He has been the invited guest speaker at conferences, literary events, schools and libraries He finds visiting with students from kindergarten to grade six especially enjoyable, where his presentations consist of reading, discussions, and drawing.Edwards prefers to work primarily in watercolour and pencil, using a variety of styles from cartoon to scientific illustration His art has been described as Curious and witty, sophisticated and highly original in approach resulting in work which is visually pleasing as well as mentally stimulating taken from the Canada Council for the Arts web site His children s books been reviewed in the Quill and Quire, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Macleans, the Christian Science Monitor, the National Post, the Detroit Free Press, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and the School Library Journal, among others Edwards lives in Yarker, Ontario, Canada.


    821 Comments

    1. This book is awesome. Each page features a literal illustration of an English idiom, like "monkey business" or "rise to the occassion" or "sweet tooth." And every illustration includes a monkey, usually quite well hidden. There is so much to look at in every illustration. Between that and wrapping their little brains around idiomatic expressions they've probably heard but never thought about before, this isn't a book kids will get bored with any time soon. Oh, and it features a cricket named Gav [...]


    2. What a humorous and unexpected way to teach children about idioms! This picture book would be nothing without those wonderful illustrations. I really enjoyed it and I know that students would as well!




    3. Personal reaction: I thought this book was really funny because of the way it took an idiom, created a sentence to put it into, and then had an illustration depicting the literal meaning of the sentence. The illustrations were what really helped the story get its meaning.Purpose: This would be a great book to read aloud from to 2nd to 4th graders because of the way it introduces idioms in a fun and creative way. This book is not necessarily a story, but the pictures are all very similar and the [...]


    4. Wow, just wow! I am very impressed with both the illustrations and the written content of this picture book. The graphics are just stunning - so detailed, gorgeously shaded and colored, so fitting and well thought-out. Each one of them tells a story of its own. They are all meaningful and clever, and together with the commentary underneath, they are sure to entertain and amaze. This book is about idioms. Each page features one idiom and invites your child to decipher its meaning. I absolutely lo [...]


    5. I love Graeme Base's books for children, so I was excited to find books in a similar style, by a Canadian author no less! Edwards seems to share my sense of humour, as this book takes common idioms ("playing by ear" is my favourite) and illustrates them with clever pictures. This isn't the kind of book that follows a storyline - nor is it meant to - but rather includes a caption with each individual picture. Probably not something that will capture the interest of a very small child, but clever, [...]


    6. I enjoyed Mr. Edwards creative interpretation of idioms in his art work and the art work itself. But the book was not that interesting to my kids. In fact, as I was reading it they asked, "when will it be over? I don't like it." We finished it, but just barely. At the end of the book he lists all the idioms he used and what they really mean which I enjoyed because now my kids know what "fish out of water," bull in a china shop," dog-eat-dog," and many more idioms mean.


    7. Ever wonder what pops into puzzled little minds when you throw them a new expression? This clever book, cluttered with texture, humour and eccentricity, may have your answer.Listen to our chat about this book on our JustOneMoreBook Children's Book Podcast:justonemorebook/2007/0


    8. Very clever. Be sure and look for a monkey on every page. Some of them are tricky. The illustrations are just fabulous, incredible and funny. I caught myself laughing out loud on several of them. I loved, "Willy seemed to attract misfortune, but Bill was a lucky duck." Now you have to look at the picture and see what made it so funny. Check it out at your local library.


    9. I used this book to teach the concept of idioms to my 3-5th graders. I thought it was a great way to show them this. They were more interested in finding the hidden illustration of a monkey on each page. However, the idea did seep into their brains by the end of the book.


    10. Although my four-year old loved the pictures with a "find the monkey" spin, the real treat in this book was for me! The idioms were so well illustrated so beautifully and humorously that I wan't to tear the book apart and frame the pages for the nursery. Too bad it was a library book!


    11. I just don't like this style of illustration, where it is so detailed, especially in the skin, that the animals look dirty. I'm not sure what age this book would appeal too, either. Not two year olds.


    12. This is such a fun book. It uses artwork to describe idioms. The illustration is amazing and it is a book that makes you chuckle. I recommend this book to any adult who gets bored reading childish books. Both children and parents will enjoy this one.



    13. A picture book for older readers who are ready to learn about idioms. At the back of the book are explanations of each idiom pictured in the book. I even found the monkey on every page!


    14. Loved it! Beautiful illustrations and easy lesson to learn about idioms. The waldo-esque monkeys make it a fun puzzle book as well. AWESOME!


    15. What a fun book of idioms! A wacky illustration accompanies each idiom showing that idioms don't make much sense when taken literally. The best part of this book is that the idioms are current!




    16. With its astonishing pictures, this book is just a lot of fun to look at. Did you find the hidden monkey or ape on each page?


    17. Delightful! Marvelous illustrations. Obviously a book with fun illustrations but also great book for parents and teachers trying to explain idiom's to a child.




    18. Love the photos!This is a great book to use for teaching Idioms!! Looking forward to using it with reading students. Great book.




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