Pierre - A Cautionary Tale by Maurice Sendak

By Maurice Sendak

Pierre’s ‘I don’t care!’ intrigues a hungry lion. ‘A tale with an ethical air approximately Pierre, who discovered to care.’

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Dr Watson couldn’t think of any motive for the crime. ” 2. “I saw Sally at the shops yesterday. ” 43 What did you say? What do you mean? If you can wrap someone around your little finger, it means that you can persuade them to do anything you want. People sometimes use the verb “twist” rather than “wrap”. Example “His parents spoiled him terribly. ” 44 What did you say? What do you mean? To play with fire means to do something that could get you into trouble. Why does it mean this? Playing with fire is very dangerous.

Example “The five of them were trying to decide what to do. Jack and Mary wanted to go to the cinema. Sean and Mark wanted to go swimming. ” 41 What did you say? What do you mean? To say you are going to keep your fingers crossed, or cross your fingers means that you are wishing for success or good luck. Saying “fingers crossed” can mean “good luck” or “with luck”. Why does it mean this? Making the sign of the cross (a Christian symbol) with the fingers was thought to give protection against the devil or bad luck.

If someone is said to have butterflies in their tummy, it means that they are feeling nervous and jittery about something that they have to do. Why does it mean this? Sometimes, when you are nervous, your stomach gets a fluttery feeling, as if there were butterflies flying around in it. Example “Janet had the starring role in the school play. ” 20 What did you say? What do you mean? To carry the can means to take the blame for something, even though others are also responsible. Why does it mean this?

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