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Food for thought.
– Bowl Full of Cherries


Paperback: $8.95
978-0-9826366-2-6 Amazon BN


Hardcover: $15.95
978-0-9826366-3-3 Amazon


Vanita Oelschlager
Robin Hegan

Ages 4-8
44 Pages



Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries show children the magic of idioms – words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different.


Children are curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh, sound silly or trigger images that tickle a child’s sense of the absurd.


Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries uses outlandish illustrations of what the words describe literally. The reader then has to guess the “real” meaning of the phrases (which is upside down in the corner of each spread). At the end of the book, the reader is invited to learn more about these figures of speech.


Our first book of idioms, Birds of a Feather (2009), dealt with birds, insects or animals. Our second, Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries (2011) uses food idioms. Our third, Out of the Blue uses color idioms. All three are fun – and instructive.


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