Spring 2023

It's as Clear as a Bell!

(And Other Curious Things We Say)

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

What does it mean if something is clear as a bell? A penny for your thoughts! 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.

Format Your Price Add
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 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 630
Guided Reading Level S
Accelerated Reader® Quiz Pending
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Phonetics, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • All that glitters is not gold
  • As happy as a clam
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  • Bite your tongue
  • A bull in a china shop
  • Cant see the forest for the trees
  • Clear as a bell
  • Cute as a bugs ear
  • Double whammy
  • Ducks in a row
  • Fresh as a daisy
  • Handwriting on the wall
  • Jack-of-all-trades
  • Kick up your heels
  • Knee-jerk reaction
  • Level playing field
  • Like a chicken with its head cut off
  • Mind your own beeswax
  • Out like a light
  • A penny for your thoughts
  • Pull the plug
  • Raining cats and dogs
  • Saved by the bell
  • Smell a rat
  • The third times the charm
  • The whole nine yards
  • 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.