I'm All Thumbs!

(And Other Odd Things We Say)

From the Set Sayings and Phrases

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'I'm all thumbs.'

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  • At the drop of a hat
  • The big cheese
  • A bird's eye view
  • By the book
  • A clean slate
  • The cream of the crop
  • Don't rock the boat
  • Easy come, easy go
  • Flip your lid
  • For what it's worth
  • Get off on the wrong foot
  • Get your second wind
  • Half the battle
  • Head in the clouds
  • Hot off the press
  • I'm all thumbs
  • Keep your eyes peeled
  • The lesser of two evils
  • My lips are sealed
  • The Midas touch
  • A needle in a haystack
  • No sweat
  • Off the wall
  • On the up-and-up
  • Packed in like sardines
  • Pull the rug out from under you
  • Put your money where your mouth is
  • Run-of-the-mill
  • Short and sweet
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 428.1
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781602536821, 9781623230395
Copyright 2011, 2013
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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. She is currently an assistant superintendent in a suburban metropolitan school district. 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.

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.