The Peculiar Stories Behind Raining Cats and Dogs 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 820
Guided Reading Level T
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • Stick-in-the-Mud
  • Cold Turkey
  • The Big Cheese
  • Sea Change
  • Bells and Whistles
  • Take a Page Out of Someone's Book
  • Ahead of the Curve
  • Go the Way of the Dodo
  • Cute As a Bug's Ear
  • The Lion's Share
  • Achilles' Heel
  • In the Doldrums
  • Inside Baseball
  • Take It With a Grain of Salt
  • Bury the Hatchet
  • Salad Days
  • Let the Cat Out of the Bag
  • Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  • Face the Music
  • Come Out of the Woodwork
  • Tie the Knot
  • Chew the Fat
  • Pick Someone's Brain
  • House Warming
  • Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Straight From the Horse's Mouth
  • Green With Envy
  • Head Over Heels
  • 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.

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