An Apple A Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs

An Apple A Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs — Timeless Words to Live By
by Caroline Taggart Day
A humorous and informative book that brings understanding to the meaning and origins of everyday proverbs.

So what exactly is a proverb? The introduction defines a proverb as “It’s simply a piece of wisdom or advice, expressed in a short and memorable way.”

This book provides the fun facts behind 200 proverbs, such as…

All’s well that ends well

Curiosity killed the cat

The early bird catches the worm

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me

The old familiar proverb “knowledge is power” is a powerful piece of wisdom. Knowledge builds on knowledge is the idea behind the Core Knowledge Sequence. After all, literacy depends on shared knowledge.

If “knowledge is power” then do you agree that “ignorance is bliss”? The first proverb traces back to the Bible and the other has been around since ancient times but Thomas Gray gave us the modern wording in a 1742 poem called “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.”

This 175-page hardcover book provides a unique look at how hundred-year-old proverbs can continue to have relevance today. There are also some creative and fun cartoons that accompany the proverbs and their meanings.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today, so visit Reader’s Digest Trade Publishing to find out more about how to purchase this book. I truly enjoyed reading An Apple A Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs and it’s one of those books that I know I’ll pick up again and again. Time flies when you’re having fun and time sure did fly while I was reading this book.

Author Bio

Caroline Taggart has been an editor of non-fiction books for nearly 30 years and has covered nearly every subject from natural history and business to gardening and astronomy. She has written several books and was the editor of Writer’s Market UK 2009.

Disclosure: I received An Apple A Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs — Timeless Words to Live By from FSB Associates in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. Lori, I am so with you. I am all for education. And instead sending bombs books would be so much better.
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  2. Lori, I love proverbs! Sometimes I try to figure out what they mean as some of them are not that easy to understand. They are thinkers. I guess you need to use your brain or this book. I am checking the book out right now. Take care!
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