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Through zany, brightly colored illustrations and rhyming verse, Arnold explores common figures of speech that amaze and frighten a young boy. "I'll bet that broke your heart," "give him a hand," "Hold your tongue," and "jumps out of his skin" are only a few of the sayings that worry the protagonist....

Title : More Parts
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ISBN : 9780142501498
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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More Parts Reviews

  • Kathy
    2019-04-02 01:48

    So funny - Love the way this boy thinks. My 5 year old is at the perfect age to read this book to.

  • Natalie Greaves
    2019-03-31 00:52

    I like this series. It a neat way of explaining expressions to children. Also they help children understand different sayings and what is meant by them. I would definitely use this story in my classroom.

  • C
    2019-04-18 02:48

    I liked it, but it didn't work so well as a read-aloud. My literal-minded five-year-old was shocked and unamused at the thought of a boy losing his body parts. We won't be reading this one again for a few years.

  • Hannah
    2019-04-10 19:02

    This was a very amusing book because it was about a child who didn't understand any idioms, so he took everything very literally. This would be a fun way to begin talking about metaphors in writing and would lead to a good discussion about how we use idioms in our everyday language. I think students would be very entertained by this book and would want to learn more idioms.

  • Sarah Cho
    2019-04-27 02:57

    Very funny book. This book is relatable to almost anyone, adults, young chilren. The book has a boy who is confused about some of the phrases his parents use. Such as, "That must've broken your heart". This he takes literal and wrecks his mind trying to think about what his heart is actually doing. It is a silly book and I would highly reccomend reading it to your classroom.

  • Kristen Lunsford
    2019-04-10 00:59

    I love how this book was a rhyming book. As an adult, this book kept me wondering what was going to scare him next and what he was going to do. The over exaggerate pictures made the illustration even more interesting. I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend.

  • SaraKat
    2019-04-04 20:09

    Humorous exploration of idiomatic expressions involving body parts. Funny illustrations of common expressions that might confuse children are included and offer a great opportunity for parents to discuss their meanings since the book doesn't explain the expressions for the reader.

  • Hailey Forbes
    2019-04-21 23:05

    Genre: contemporary realistic Reading Level: lower elementaryThis book was quite humorous. The boy in the story took everything literally such as “give me a hand” and thought that meant to literally give up his hand. I️t was a fun story.

  • Anna
    2019-04-07 22:53

    The second part to Parts, also very hilarious as rhe first one. Very funny and soo cute the pictures are so funny and the words used makes it funny for both children and adults. This little guy wants to make sure he is not falling apart. Or will.break parts of his body off if he is not careful

  • Randal Burd
    2019-04-06 21:45

    This is another good resource for teaching idioms.

  • Kara Campfield
    2019-04-03 02:06

    A young boy goes through a day in trying to be as safe as he can be. During his day he comes to different adventures that lead him to almost falling apart. 1. Safety2. Parts of Body3. The Brain

  • Kelly
    2019-04-24 20:03

    Just as good as the first book.

  • Shantay Evans
    2019-04-25 21:07

    Just as cute as Parts. An excellent play on words. Really makes you think about the things that we say that could be misunderstood.

  • Hannah
    2019-04-25 19:44

    Very interesting! Could be used in a lesson about hyperboles or idioms. Cool illustrations. Could be good for an interactive read aloud.

  • Yamile Méndez
    2019-03-29 01:03

    Super funny and a great way to teach different expressions to kids.

  • Natasha Richards
    2019-04-08 19:53

    I loved the book. its very silly and shows how children take sayings and let their imagination run wild

  • Marissa Estrada
    2019-04-14 01:49

    This book is adorable. Children can relate to this book because sometimes as little people you just don't understand what grown ups are talking about. I loved this book!

  • Melissa Morgal
    2019-04-23 19:44

    Fun and silly read aloud book. Good to read to students to help them realize that some things are said with the intent that that are not to be taken literally- Screaming her lungs out, etc. Good vocabulary and nice illustrations.

  • Ronyell
    2019-03-26 21:52

    “More Parts” is the sequel to Tedd Arnold’s famous “Parts” book and it continues the story of how the little boy from the previous “Parts” book tries to understand some of the idioms about body parts that everyone around him is saying. This book is just as funny and cute as the first book and it will certainly be a favorite among children for many years. Tedd Arnold’s writing and illustrations are both cute and hilarious as this book details about how a boy worries about his body falling apart after he hears these strange sayings from everyone around him. Tedd Arnold introduces the theme of idioms in this book, while in the first book; the boy witnesses the weird stuff happening to his body. The boy actually takes these idioms seriously since he is young and many small children usually go through what this boy has gone through in this book since they do not understand what idioms mean. Tedd Arnold’s illustrations are amusing and creative as he illustrates everyone in the story having large eyes and small bodies, which makes this book seem more humorous than scary when dealing with the fears of one’s body falling apart due to the idioms being said in this book. “More Parts” is a great sequel to “Parts” and it greatly defines a child’s fears about falling apart every time they hear an idiom that relates to the body such as, “Hold your tongue” and “I’ll bet that broke your heart.” I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since smaller children might be unsettled by some of the gross images in this book. From my Epinions Review:

  • Megan Cureton
    2019-04-07 22:08

    More Parts was a second book for the books Parts. I really enjoyed this book about a young boy that takes figurative language literally. My favorite parts of this book was when his dad said, "Give dad a hand." The boy thought that his dad really meant for him to give him one of his hands and he went wondering about how awful it would be for him to take one of his hands. Another one of my favorite parts in the story would be when they told him they had a joke that would crack him up and that he better hold his tongue. This scared him into thinking that his body is going to fall apart. At the end of the book, his dad ended with saying that he's scared the boy might've lost his mind. I would have this book in my future classroom library for the students to have access to at all times. I would also use this book for a read aloud for a writing assignment when I want the children to learn more about figurative language. I think this would be a good read aloud for first grader through third graders when they are trying to understand figurative language and understanding when people don't mean things literally. I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book. I think they are really detailed and really catch the readers attention. I think that they help tell the story because they show what the boy is thinking and what he would really look like if what the figurative language was real. I enjoyed this book.

  • Haley Hardwick
    2019-04-20 18:52

    Personal Reaction: I thought this book was hilarious!! It is so funny to see this little boy frightened of certain phrases such as "He nearly jumped out of his skin," "it broke his heart," and my personal favorite "Give me a hand." This story is hilariously written and the illustrations add to the madness and confusion this little boy is feeling. Purpose: Read aloud grades 1-3-enjoyment: the story is very funny, and the students can maybe relate to how the boy feels about some of these idioms. -the illustrations are literal interpretations of the idioms/figures of speech that are commonly misunderstood. Potential discussion on the phrases and the picture that belongs with it. Asking if they think this is what the author means. The pictures will also keep students entertained as well. -the figures of speech that are represented in the story. They are taken literally and the students have probably heard them before. Prompting discussing figures of speech -represents a child's concrete thinking and interpretation of languageCurriculum: Read aloud grades 1-3-great way to introduce a language arts lesson on figurative language and idioms. Defining them and giving examples. -introducing figurative vs. literal meaning to student and how to use them both-integrating figurative language into a student's writing. -discussing what the phrases in the book really mean

  • Mercedes Case
    2019-04-17 21:02

    Brief review- This is a fiction story. The age group this story is made for is 3-7. I liked in this book how it teaches language in a fun way. I would have liked it a little more had they added in some details to set the boy straight. They also use a lot of rhyming to tell the story.Content area- A content this could be used in is English because it is figurative speech. You could teach the kids what figurative speech is. Then you could read the book and discuss the figurative speech. An lastly you could make an activity where they had to act out a piece of figurative speech. For example a broken heart. 2 questions-What was the boy confused about? Use examples from the story.A. Parts of speech, He thought they literally were going to stretch his arms long when they were talking about stretching.Have you ever heard someone say something like "losing their mind?" Explain. A. Yes, my parents say they are losing their mind when they lose items. 2 wonders-Why did he not understand the figurative speech?Did the boy ever learn?

  • Kayla
    2019-04-03 01:46

    This book is disturbing. I can't understand the appeal of it for the life of kindergartener brought it home as his nightly read-to-me book choice, then wouldn't let me read it to him because "it's too scary for bedtime." A little confused, I picked it up and leafed through it, only to see people's faces cracking to pieces as they laughed ("cracking up") and a baby's lungs flying out of her mouth ("crying her lungs out"), among other gross literal interpretations of figures of speech, all concerning body parts. The illustrations were frightening enough for me--no wonder my five-year-old was terrified! I asked him why he brought it home and he explained that he had read it at school and that it was "stuck" in his head. He wanted to see if I thought it was scary, too. Indeed. It will probably be stuck in my head, too!

  • Cindi
    2019-04-16 00:50

    When the little boy in the book breaks his favorite toy, his mother says, "I'll bet that broke your heart," and it sets off a chain reaction that starts with him tying a pillow around his chest in case he falls. Soon he is gluing his hands to his wrists, putting tape all over his face to make sure he doesn't crack up, and trying to hold his tongue. His parents finally explain to him what is meant when people say things like "stretch your legs" and just in time, too. His father thought that maybe he was losing his mind!Continue reading on More Parts by Tedd Arnold, a review of a book about a kid who is falling apart - San Francisco fiction |

  • Amelia
    2019-04-08 00:01

    More Parts is a hilariously written and illustrated story about a child’s literal interpretation of commonly used expressions. I used this book to introduce idioms to my first grade students. The writing and illustrations in this story are amusing and clever. Children will be able to relate to and find a great deal of humor in the main character and his absurd reactions to the various idioms the adults around him utilize. This story can be used as a read aloud or to engage elementary age students in shared reading. It is a fun way to talk to students about idioms. After I read my students this story, I had them come up with some other examples of idioms they may have heard friends and family use. I also shared some examples of my own. The students then created, recorded and illustrated their very own idioms.

  • Shanon
    2019-04-23 21:06

    I absolutely loved this book! I was laughing out loud while trying to read this to my kids. My toddlers are a little young to get the jokes but I enjoyed them. :) In this book we follow a little boy through his day. He gets confused by what some of the adults in his life say. For example, when he breaks his toy his mother said "I'll bet that broke your heart." He then gets very concerned that his heart will literally break and takes measures to keep it safe. Later his Grandma said "Hold your tongue" but the little boy is afraid if he holds his slimy, jiggly, squishy, slippery tongue he'll lose it. Again he takes measure to be sure he doesn't lose his tongue. By the end we have a frazzled and scared little boy trying to keep his poor body in one piece.Adorable and funny! You'll crack up at the jokes - and if you're lucky the cracks won't be permanent. hahahaha

  • Lynne
    2019-04-19 02:55

    This book (along with the others in the series) is truly funny! I had so much fun reading this one, which happened to be the first one I read of the series, that I went in search of the others. They didn't disappoint. We had a great laugh reading these one morning at the library.In this one, our young narrator is horrified by what he hears when he takes idioms literally. Imagine his alarm when his father asks him to "lend a hand" or being told that a joke will "crack you up." This will be a great read aloud with the funny text and great illustrations. It would be a great tool to use with school-aged children to teach them figurative language and what idioms are.

  • Becky B
    2019-04-27 00:05

    A boy becomes increasingly worried as he hears his parents, neighbors, teachers, and friends say things about his body coming to pieces. Broken hearts, cracking skin, giving up's worrying stuff! Eventually, his parents explain that these phrases are just figures of speech and he doesn't need to worry.A very humorous look at the literal meaning of various common American idioms. Would be a great book to use when talking about idioms and other such figures of speech, especially for ESL students. The illustrations showing the measures the boy comes up with to protect himself from all the impending dangers really make the book. The nice rhyming text is well done too.

  • Jennifer Bryant
    2019-04-15 23:08

    I had many laughs while reading this book. A boy is so confused about all the crazy things people say. The takes everything very literal. His dad asked if he "would please give hime a hand." This scared the boy; he didn't know his hands could come off. The boy was also afraid he would squeeze his tongue too hard and it would fall in the dirt when his grandma said, "Hold your tongue." All the things adults say can be confusing to little children. We need to keep that in mind while talking to them. Adults may understand, but children may be confused.

  • Emily
    2019-04-13 00:59

    This book was so interesting! The author had a play on common saying, such as give me a hand, and this is the second book from the series, followed by the third and final book. This book is definitely geared towards older students, who would understand the puns and find them enjoyable. I wish I had ran into this book earlier, to show it to a first grader I had met in an observation setting. He was such a brilliant first grader and I know he would have enjoyed the play on words. Tedd Arnold did a great job at writing this book, and I would love to have it in my future classroom.