I'm All Thumbs!

(And Other Odd Things We Say)

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 'I'm all thumbs.'

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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 3.4
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142310
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Index, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents
  • 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
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.