The World is Your Oyster
by Tamara James
Illustrated by Emma SanCartier
Simply Read Books, 2009, unpaged
This is a picture book that should be read by adults. Especially adults who are having a bad day and need a little pick me up! The World is Your Oyster is a story that consists of many phrases that people use on a daily basis. Phrases included are it’s raining cats and dogs, take the bull by the horn, bury your head in the sand, and the early bird gets the worm. All these phrases and more combine to make a story that makes you want to go out and conquer the world! This creative book has nice watercolor illustrations as well that are kid friendly, beautiful and charming. While adults will understand it more a child will also enjoy the story. It will also gives the reader an opportunity to explain why sometimes we say one thing, that really has a different meaning. This is one I plan on buying!