Spring 2023

Hold Your Horses!

(And Other Peculiar Sayings)

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

Has someone ever told you to hold your horses? Mark my words: you'll know exactly what that means after reading this book! 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.

Wonder Books
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978-1-5038-6563-1
$21.95
978-1-5038-6691-1
$34.95
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 610
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

  • As the crow flies
  • Better safe than sorry
  • Burn the candle at both ends
  • A change of heart
  • Childs play
  • The coast is clear
  • Easier said than done
  • Get in on the ground floor
  • Get your act together
  • Go for broke
  • Happy-go-lucky
  • Hold your horses
  • In the doghouse
  • Leave no stone unturned
  • The lions share
  • Mark my words
  • Neck of the woods
  • No skin off my nose
  • Off the hook
  • On the house
  • Pack it in
  • Pull it off
  • Put your foot in your mouth
  • Red-carpet treatment
  • Sit tight
  • 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.