The Shocking Stories Behind Lightning in a Bottle 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 830
Guided Reading Level U
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Reviewed, and Table of contents
Online Resources

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  • Acid Test
  • To Keep Someone in Stitches
  • Talk Turkey
  • Rain on Someone's Parade
  • Mad As a Hatter
  • One-Trick Pony
  • Mind Your Ps and Qs
  • All Thumbs
  • Wild Goose Chase
  • The Bee's Knees
  • Plead the Fifth
  • Crossing the Rubicon
  • Brownie Points
  • Catching Lightning in a Bottle
  • Come Out of Left Field
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Stool Pigeon
  • Ivory Tower
  • Ants in Your Pants
  • Tall Tale
  • Caught Red-Handed
  • Horse Feathers
  • The Midas Touch
  • Cat Got Your Tongue
  • Garden Variety
  • Checkered Past
  • Throw the Book at Someone
  • 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.