The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek: A Personification Story by Brian P. Cleary is about a young girl is given an assignment to do a presentation on the unfamiliar word. Her classmates are distributed much easier projects using such words as puns, similes, metaphors, superlatives, idioms. After reading this book kids will no longer struggle with the meaning and execution of the word “personification.” The author explains it clearly and gives many examples so kids will have an understanding of the sophisticated term.
The teacher gives her a nudge and tells her she had better get working on her assignment as time is running out. It’s due tomorrow. She needs some time to think and wrap her mind around what she is going to do. After school she climbs a hill, crosses a wooden bridge and ends up in Riverside park. She is inspired by what she sees in nature around her. Example after example of pesonification comes to mind. She still is very nervous and has a sleepless night tossing and turning.
Find out exactly how that happens. At long last the little girl has the most hands-on, comprehensive, back-to-nature visuals of all times. Her presentation comes alive and her classmates understand its meaning no problem.
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