That's the Last Straw!

(And Other Weird 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 'That's the last straw.'

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  • Along for the ride
  • Backseat driver
  • Blow your own horn
  • By leaps and bounds
  • Calm before the storm
  • Clear the air
  • Every cloud has a silver lining
  • Flew the coop
  • Get the scoop
  • Give you the shirt off his back
  • Hands down
  • Hear a pin drop
  • Let sleeping dogs lie
  • A little bird told me
  • Muddy the waters
  • Nose for trouble
  • Old hat
  • One-hit wonder
  • Pain in the neck
  • Play your cards right
  • Pull the wool over his eyes
  • Quit bellyaching
  • Rub it in
  • Straight from the horse's mouth
  • That's the last straw
  • We'll cross that bridge when we come to it
  • Wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 428.1
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781609542306, 9781623230418
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.