Cool As a Cucumber: And Other Expressions about Food

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Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no pickles, apples, or cakes are around! That's because these sayings are idioms-phrases that mean something different from what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms leave you with egg on your face. Let's explore a variety of food-related idioms and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Overview

Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no pickles, apples, or cakes are around! That's because these sayings are idioms-phrases that mean something different from what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms leave you with egg on your face. Let's explore a variety of food-related idioms and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
Do idioms confuse you? What do all those silly little sayings really mean? This book helps it all make sense. This is a great tool for educators to use when introducing and reinforcing the concept of idioms. Children will enjoy the silly sayings and will be intrigued as they learn the true meaning. The zany pictures and photographs capture the true essence of each idiom. This is part of a series about expressions people commonly use. This book focuses on food-related expressions. Figure out what it really means to be "in a pickle" or to "take the cake." The book is neatly organized with a brief introduction and a visually attractive layout for each idiom, as well as a glossary and an index. The author also provides a "Further Reading" section and a list of educational resources to accompany the book which can be found at their website. Young and old readers alike will smile as they devour the book. Reviewer: Lisette Baez
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761378884
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: It's Just an Expression Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG790L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Salt of the Earth 5

Egg on Your Face 6

Bring Home the Bacon 8

The Peanut Gallery 10

Couch Potato 12

In a Pickle 14

Apple of My Eye 16

Peaches and Cream 18

Cool as a Cucumber 20

Red Herring 22

Gravy Train 24

Take the Cake 26

Pie in the Sky 28

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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