It's a Long Shot!

(And Other Strange 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 'It's a long shot.'

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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 142311
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Index, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents
  • Better late than never
  • The buck stops here
  • Chicken out
  • Close call
  • They're hatched
  • False alarm
  • Food for thought
  • Get to the bottom of it
  • Go against the grain
  • Hang in there
  • Hit the sack
  • In over his head
  • It's a long shot
  • Neat as a pin
  • No love lost
  • Off the beaten path
  • Out of sorts
  • Pick your brain
  • Practice makes perfect
  • Put on the back burner
  • Rags to riches
  • Rule of thumb
  • Second to none
  • The show must go on
  • Work up a head of steam
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.