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Hardcover More Parts Book

ISBN: 0803714173

ISBN13: 9780803714175

More Parts

(Book #2 in the Parts Series)

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People say the strangest things: Give me a hand . . . Hold your tongue . . . Scream your lungs out . . . What if a kid wants to keep all of his body parts in place? Well then, he'll need to take some... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Our family loves this book!

Our kids (7, 3 and 2) LOVE this book! They laugh every time we read it together - which is often. So often, in fact, that our 3 year old has most of it memorized. The story is about a little boy who becomes very concerned about some of the strange things he hears the adults around him saying, like "Hold your tongue!" and "Please give me a hand!". The illustrations of these idioms are hilarious! Bravo to Tedd Arnold for a very entertaining book for kids and adults! Warning: This book is ONLY for parents who don't mind reading the same book over and over again! My 3 year old is sitting next to me as I finish this review, repeating parts of 'More Parts' and asking me if we can read it AGAIN! :-) We highly recommend 'Parts' also. The two together would make a great gift! We're not so crazy about 'Even More Parts' though.

more parts

it never occurred to me the things that young children might think of some of our sayings. especially those that refer to body parts.would you really like to "lose your head"? this book is hilarious. i enjoyed it as much as my grandkids( ages 10,6, 4 & 3).

Dealing with pain and confusion

This book tells the story of a small boy who is quite confused over the things people say- -everyone around him always seems to be saying the scariest things, and it's making him upset. One day, he accidentally breaks his red truck, and his mother tells him that it must have broken his heart. He takes his mother's words literally, and then sets to worrying about all the other upsetting things that people say, like hold your tongue, and cry your lungs out. Finally, his mother explains the meanings of these phrases so that the boy can find something else to worry about. The story is quite cute and may provoke a lot of thought in young minds about words and language. The book might also be a good one to read to youngster who is bereaved over breaking something. It has about 450 words.

Please Try and Hold Yourself Together.....

Our young narrator tells us: "Things are bad-and getting worse!/Each day it's something new./With all the stuff I hear about/I don't know what to do." Why just yesterday his toy truck wrecked and his mother consoled him by saying, "I bet that broke your heart." He didn't even know hearts could break apart. Maybe wearing a big pillow will keep it safe. And then his dad asked him to please "give him a hand." He didn't know hands came off, so he decided he'd better wear gloves and use lots of glue to keep them on his arms..... Ted Arnold has really outdone himself with this clever picture book that explores figures of speech. His witty, rhyming text is full of energy and humor and complemented by marvelously bold and expressive artwork depicting each worrisome idiom. Youngsters will laugh out loud as they watch the narrator try to "keep his head together", "hold his tongue", "scream his lungs out", and "jump out of his skin." In the end, his parents reassure him by explaining that these figures of speech are just descriptive expressions. But the story ends just where it began when dad adds that he's glad they cleared up this misunderstanding, "We thought you'd lost your mind." Perfect for youngsters 6-10, More Parts is a delightful, very visual, manic romp that shouldn't be missed.


This book is hilarious-and oh- my 5 year old son loves it too!!The pictures of a little kid imagining what adults in his life could possibly mean as they tell him to "hold his tongue", or could he please " give his father a hand", are wondeful-I don't know who laughs more, my son or myself!!Enjoy this book!!
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