It's a Long Shot!

(And Other Strange Sayings)

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 'It's a long shot.'

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  • 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
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 9781602536838, 9781623230401
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.