This an absolutely delightful book. Very informative about everyday sayings we use and their fascinating origins. The illustrations are just beautiful. I originally downloaded the ebook, but then bought the actual book when it became available. It makes an ideal gift for any occasion.
The Illustrated Book of Funny Old Sayings:
Everyday phrases and their origins
Have you ever wondered why we say, “It’s raining cats and dogs” and other funny old sayings like, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”? Often we know what they mean, but do we know where they originated?
Well in this book, you are about to find out!
For example, when we want to wish someone a good nights sleep, people often say, “Night night, sleep tight.” Who would have thought that this dates back to Shakespeare’s time, when mattresses were secured onto a bed frame by ropes. In order to make the bed firmer and more comfortable, people would have to pull on the ropes to tighten the mattress and hence the saying came about.
This delightful book is full of well known sayings, beautifully matched with fun and original illustrations, which will make you laugh out loud. Part of the fun is seeing whether you can guess the saying just from looking at the picture.
This book will appeal to lovers of trivia, history and language. It makes the perfect little gift for the someone that has everything! Keep it in on the coffee table and provide a little bit of amusement for all!
Learn a little trivia, keep history alive and order your book today!
BUY NOW and receive the “Sayings Game” for FREE (Details inside the book)!
About the Author
Living in Sydney, Australia and now retired from the corporate world, Sally Mooney has plenty of time for her interests and hobbies. She enjoys being creative and making up games for children, cooking up treats in the kitchen and writing silly poems and little books for family and friends.
Sally was brought up in the South of England and it was not unusual for her to hear funny little sayings pop out of people’s mouths. A number of years ago, she developed a fascination for these sayings and started to research their origins. Hence, “The Illustrated Book of Funny Old Sayings” came about. With the encouragement and help from her friend Sam Clarke, this is her first book to be published and hopefully it will not be her last!
Sally and Sam continue to work on other fun projects and have created the “Cooking with Smiles” Facebook page. “Cooking with Smiles” is all about kids having fun while learning to cook. We share photos, videos, recipes, jokes, hot tips and more. Our aim is to encourage children to get involved in the kitchen, learn some basic cooking skills, gain some knowledge about food and healthy eating, and most importantly, have a fun and enjoyable experience.
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