Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? by Jon Agee
and Other Oxymorons

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Whether we are pretty ugly or terribly cute, weve all faced a minor catastrophe, made an original copy, or taken a calculated risk. And there are those of us who have turned up missing (sometimes accidentally on purpose).Good grief! These are oxymorons, common expressions made up of two completely contradictory words or elements.Jon Agee follows up his critically acclaimed palindrome books with a collection of over fifty of these strangely familiar phrases, each accompanied by a seriously hilarious illustration. Children and adults alike will be awfully amused by this small masterpiecedestined to be an instant classic!

 

About Jon Agee

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Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of a dozen celebrated picture books, including The Retired Kid, Nothing, Milo's Hat Trick, and Terrific (all ALA Notables), along with seven popular books of wordplay, among them, Smart Feller, Fart Smeller. Said Booklist: "In the Olympics of verbal gymnastics, Agee takes the gold.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by NY (1998). 80 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Among some of the musty notions that might have been at home in the New Yorker’s pages a couple of decades ago are the “permanent temp,” an old woman at a manual typewriter with a date on the wall of January 18, 1932, and the “resident alien,” washing his spaceship out in front of his suburban home.

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Agee shows the irony in such terms as ""Down Escalator"" and ""Great Depression,"" and alerts readers of all ages to the many cliches of the English language.

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"Palindrome collector Agee turns his attention to oxymorons in this witty compendium" said PW. "He pairs 60 illogical sayings like 'Near Miss

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