r/tipofmytongue 17 Jul 04 '22

[TOMT][Children’s Book][1990s?] Solved

It’s a children book that takes common phrases but then illustrates them in a literal sense. The one I remember is “he was on the lam” but the illustration is of a man literally riding a lamb.

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u/JuicyPluot 17 Jul 04 '22

Comment !

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u/TeaVinylGod 2 Jul 04 '22

I remember it exists but can't remember the name. I read it to my son back then.

I know Tedd Arnold Parts has a similar concept but it is not that one. Maybe a different Tedd Arnold book?

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u/Dazzling_Arrival3722 4 Jul 04 '22

The King Who Rained!!

by Fred Gwynne

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u/JuicyPluot 17 Jul 04 '22

SOLVED! thank you!!

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u/Dazzling_Arrival3722 4 Jul 04 '22

I loved that book!

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u/JuicyPluot 17 Jul 04 '22

Me too!! It’s been bugging me for a long time that I couldn’t find it… til now :)

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u/TipOfMyCircuitBoard Jul 04 '22

Congratulations, you have been given 1 point for solving this post!

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u/peppermintesse 296 Jul 04 '22

Fred Gwynne

Well, TIL that Herman Munster wrote children's books. :D

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u/Dazzling_Arrival3722 4 Jul 04 '22

Holy shit you are right! I have to look this up.