Simile Sources

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  • Bunting, Eve. A Turkey for Thanksgiving ("pressed leaves, thin and pale as new ice on a pond")
  • Cole, Brock. The Winter Wren ("spring rolled before them like a big green wave")
  • Johnston, Tony. Amber on the Mountain.
  • Juster, Norton. A Surfeit of Similes.1/I> (poetry)
  • Kesey, Ken. Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear.
  • Leedy, Loreen. Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story
  • Lester, Julius. John Henry. (Many wonderful, fanciful similes, such as "a mountain as big as hurt feelings," and "muscles hard as wisdom.")
  • Lester, Julius. Sam and the Tigers.
  • London, Jonathan. Like Butter on Pancakes.
  • Moore, Clement. The Night Before Christmas ("as dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly" etc.)
  • Piven, Hanoch. My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks and Other Funny Family Portraits
  • Piven, Hanoch. My Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil and Other Funny Classroom Portraits
  • San Souci, The Faithful Friend.
  • San Souci. The talking eggs.
  • Schotter, Roni. Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane.
  • Stanley, Saving Sweetness.
  • Stolz, Mary Storm in the Night (many per page: voice like a tuba, face like cracked ice, many examples of personification included)
  • Terban, Marvin. Mad as a Wet Hen.
  • Tresselt, Alvin. Hide and Seek Fog ("the fog twisted about the cottages like slow-motion smoke")
  • Van Allsburg, Chris. Polar Express.
  • Wood, Audrey. Quick as a Cricket.
  • Yolen, Jane. The Emperor and the kite.
  • Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon ("whiter than the milk in the cereal bowl")
  • Young, Ed. Seven Blind Mice ("sturdy as a pillar, supple as a snake, wide as a cliff...")