The Over-the-Top Histories of Chew the Scenery and Other Idioms

From the Set Idioms

Explains the meaning and origin of a selection of English language idioms, using each in a sentence.

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  • Blow Off Steam
  • Pull the Plug
  • Spelling Bee
  • Eat Crow
  • Tongue-in-Cheek
  • Right Off the Bat
  • In the Nick of Time
  • Upper Crust
  • Red Herring
  • Get Your Goat
  • Frog in Your Throat
  • A Chip Off the Old Block
  • Chew the Scenery
  • Apple of Your Eye
  • On Cloud Nine
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks
  • Spill the Beans
  • Davy Jones' Locker
  • Stiff Upper Lip
  • Tip of the Iceberg
  • Foot the Bill
  • Beyond the Pale
  • Yellow Journalism
  • Gravy Train
  • Butterfingers
  • Two Cents
  • Cream of the Crop
  • Hit Pay Dirt
  • About the Author and Illustrator
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 428.1
Lexile 810
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level T
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614732341, 9781623231859
Copyright 2013, 2013
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Author: Arnold Ringstad

Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.

Illustrator: Dan McGeehan

Dan McGeehan has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years. During that time his art has appeared on many magazines, in many children's books, and under a lot of scrutiny all around the world. He currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, their two daughters, and everybody's two cats.