That's the Last Straw!

(And Other Weird Things We Say)

Sayings and Phrases
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'That's the last straw.'

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2011
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 8
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142312
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Index, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents
  • Along for the ride
  • Backseat driver
  • Blow your own horn
  • By leaps and bounds
  • Calm before the storm
  • Clear the air
  • Every cloud has a silver lining
  • Flew the coop
  • Get the scoop
  • Give you the shirt off his back
  • Hands down
  • Hear a pin drop
  • Let sleeping dogs lie
  • A little bird told me
  • Muddy the waters
  • Nose for trouble
  • Old hat
  • One-hit wonder
  • Pain in the neck
  • Play your cards right
  • Pull the wool over his eyes
  • Quit bellyaching
  • Rub it in
  • Straight from the horse's mouth
  • That's the last straw
  • We'll cross that bridge when we come to it
  • Wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole
Author: Cynthia Amoroso

Cynthia Amoroso holds undergraduate degrees in English and elementary education, and graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction as well as educational administration. Cynthia's past roles include teacher, assistant principal, district reading coordinator, director of curriculum and instruction, and curriculum consultant. She has extensive experience in reading, literacy, curriculum development, professional development, and continuous improvement processes. Cynthia enjoys reading, writing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Illustrator: Mernie Gallagher-Cole

Mernie Gallagher-Cole is a children's book illustrator living in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She loves drawing every day. Her illustrations can also be found on greeting cards, puzzles, e-books, and educational apps.

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