The Bizarre Origins of Kangaroo Court and Other Idioms

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 800
Guided Reading Level T
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • Behind the Eight Ball
  • No Spring Chicken
  • Bite the Bullet
  • Ballpark Figure
  • Extend an Olive Branch
  • According to Hoyle
  • Put a Sock in It
  • Batting a Thousand
  • As the Crow Flies
  • Read the Riot Act
  • Kangaroo Court
  • To Make Hay While the Sun Shines
  • Think Tank
  • Magic Bullet
  • The Cards Are Stacked against Me
  • In a Nutshell
  • As Happy As a Clam
  • Clean Someone's Clock
  • Dyed in the Wool
  • Rule of Thumb
  • The Coast Is Clear
  • Pass With Flying Colors
  • Close, but No Cigar
  • From Soup to Nuts
  • Pencil Pusher
  • Burn the Candle at Both Ends
  • Stealing Someone's Thunder
  • At the Drop of a Hat
  • About the Author and Illustrator
Author: Arnold Ringstad

Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.

Illustrator: Dan McGeehan

Dan McGeehan has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years. During that time his art has appeared on many magazines, in many children's books, and under a lot of scrutiny all around the world. He currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, their two daughters, and everybody's two cats.