Hold Your Horses!

(And Other Peculiar Sayings)

Sayings and Phrases
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'Hold your horses.'

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2011
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 8
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142309
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Index, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents
  • As the crow flies
  • Better safe than sorry
  • Burn the candle at both ends
  • Change of heart
  • Child's play
  • The coast is clear
  • Easier said than done
  • Fit to be tied
  • 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 lion's share
  • Mark my words
  • Neck of the woods
  • No skin off my nose
  • Off the hook
  • On the house
  • Pack it in
  • Piece of cake
  • Pull it off
  • Put your foot in your mouth
  • Red carpet treatment
  • Rule the roost
  • Sit tight
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.