Spring 2023

Go Fly a Kite!

(And Other Sayings We Don't Really Mean)

Understanding Idioms
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

If someone tells you to go fly a kite, they might have a chip on their shoulder. Where did these unusual sayings come from? Learn the meaning and origin of these unusual sayings and many more in this engaging, informative book. Colorful, humorous illustrations and clear examples help readers better understand idioms and how to use them. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary, critical-thinking questions, sources for further research, an introduction to the author and illustrator, and an index.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2023
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Wonder Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-01-01
BISACS JNF029000, JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 428
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 740
Guided Reading Level S
Accelerated Reader® Quiz Pending
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Phonetics, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • An ax to grind
  • Back to square one
  • Beat around the bush
  • Behind the scenes
  • Bury the hatchet
  • Catch-22
  • Dead as a doornail
  • Easy as rolling off a log
  • Face the music
  • A flash in the pan
  • Full of beans
  • Go fly a kite
  • Have your cake and eat it too
  • Ignorance is bliss
  • Keep a stiff upper lip
  • Make ends meet
  • Miss the boat
  • Out of the blue
  • Pit stop
  • Read the riot act
  • Spill the beans
  • Through the grapevine
  • A wet blanket
  • X marks the spot
  • Glossary
  • Wonder More
  • Find Out More
  • Index
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.