I am a BIG believer in reading picture books to my students. Students of all ages can appreciate a story read aloud and can reap the benefits of hearing a fluent reader.
Here are a few of my favorite Figurative Language picture books. I like to have my students create their own picture book story and incorporate as much figurative language into it as they can. My students love to read, share and look through these while they are writing and we are working on figurative language.
Some Smug Slug– by Pamela Edwards- We had a lot of fun trying to find the S hidden on each page. I put the book on the Elmo so everyone could see!
The Worrywarts– by Pamela Edwards
Parts, More Parts and Even More Parts by Tedd Arnold. We laughed as we read this book! A young boy doesn’t quite get figurative vs. literal language. When his dad asks him to Lend a hand- he thinks his dad wants him to cut off his hand!
The Library Dragon by Deedy. This book has some great vocabulary words, idioms and puns.
Similes and Metaphors:
Owl Moon– Jane Yolen.- this book is full of rich language
All The Places to Love by MacLahlan- this book creates rich images using similes.
Scarecrow by Rylant.
What are some other good picture books you use for figurative language?