The Cat's Pajamas

Wallace Edwards
Wallace Edwards

From the acclaimed Wallace Edwards comes his second collection of idioms, a companion to the award-winning Monkey Business.

The Cat's Pajamas depicts 26 idioms, bringing new meaning to familiar sayings and tickling your funny bone with a surreal illustration on each page. To ensure you get the hang of it, each expression is used in a sentence and explained at the back of the book. And if you look closely you'll discover a cat hidden in every painting; some cats are a piece of cake to find, others may require you to use your noodle.

A gorgeously illustrated eye-spy book and a unique introduction to idioms, this book is truly the cat's meow.

978-1-77138-317-2 | Jan 18, 2016
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $9.99

Educational Resources

Adult Directed

Awards & Reviews

“Who hasn't used a phrase like "cool your heels" or "it's a piece of cake"? This book cleverly interprets 26 idioms with meticulous paintings.”
— Kirkus Reviews, August 2010
“This grouping illustrates figures of speech with outlandish sentences that use and (usually) define them, as well as richly worked paintings.”
— Publishers Weekly, August 2010
“Many young readers are (rightly) allergic to anything that can be described as "exquisite", but there is no better word for The Cat's Pajamas.”
— Quill & Quire, Starred Review, November 2010
“This is a useful book to introduce this figure of speech to older kids; it will make them laugh as they tease out what each entry actually means.”
— School Library Journal, February 2011
2012 - Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2011 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Best Bets Picture Book, Ontario Library Association, Winner

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