Imagine navigating life hearing idioms that don’t make sense and trying to figure it out in your head. In It’s raining Cats and Dogs Michael Barton takes us through one person’s experience of common idioms and how sometimes they can be comically confusing and frustratingly funny. “It’s raining cats and dogs,” may look like cats and dogs raining from the sky; “different kettles of fish” may look like… literally different kettles of fish. This book is wonderfully down to earth and a great resource in helping people on the autism spectrum and neurotypical of all ages to learn about strange English phrases. Not only that, it’s helpful for English learners, and a delightful book to better understand and communicate with others who communicate in different ways.
Available from The Little Lost Bookshop in Katoomba