cover image Even More Parts

Even More Parts

Tedd Arnold. Dial Books, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-8037-2938-4

The bug-eyed boy from Parts and More Parts is back in Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe by Tedd Arnold as he frets about more figures of speech. With a toy superhero, tank and dinosaur, he illustrates the wackiness of many expressions taken at ""face"" value. Underneath the main illustrations, the toys interact with each other: when the boy protagonist demonstrates ""I went to pieces,"" his body parts strewn on the sidewalk, the dragon tells the toy superhero below, also a pile of limbs, ""Pull yourself together!"" as the disembodied toy hero announces, ""I came unglued."" .