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by Julius Lester Year Published: 1999
Tall tales are a great way to teach children hyperbole. Hyperbole is an over-the-top exaggeration not meant to be taken literally. John Henry is a fun introduction to tall tales and larger than life characters.
by William Steig Year Published: 1990
Shrek by William Steig is the story of a hideous, green ogre that sets out to see the world and ends up saving a princess. This is a great story to help teach children hyperbole. Hyperbole is an exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally.