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This book will ?sell like hotcakes?! If you understood that last statement, you subconsciously interpreted an idiom, an expression with meanings other than its literal meaning. Most people learn the meanings of these terms and sayings through social contexts as they grow up. But for children who lack that ability, basic communication can get very confusing. The third book in Karen Emigh's series, Book Worm introduces young readers to a world of idioms, narrated by Brett, and his helpful dog, Herman. Playful dialogues, clear explanations, and colorful images make figurative language understandable and fun.
Brett and his dog Herman walk to the library, and on the way they learn about figures of speech such as "growing like a weed" and "selling like hotcakes" from neighbors, merchants, and other people in the community.