Until the Cows Come Home: And Other Expressions About Animals (It's Just An Expression)

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Hold your horses!
Don't let the cat out of the bag.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when there aren't any animals around! That's because these sentences are idioms--phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms get your goat. Let's explore a variety of idioms involving animals and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

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Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

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Adults throw idioms around like . . . well, like there’s no tomorrow. But what the heck do these strange expressions mean and where do they come from? These are the questions that the It’s Just an Expression series attempts to answer; this title breaks down 13 idioms that refer to animals, from “sick as a dog” to “eat like a bird.” On the “crocodile tears” spread, for instance, kids learn that the expression means “fake tears,” and that crocodiles have the ability to “make their eyes well up.” To drive home the point, there are several images on each spread, including both a photo and a cartoon image of the animal in question and a kid acting out the behavior. With colorful spreads and an appealing layout, as well as further reading, the cat’s out of the bag on idioms. Grades 3-5. --Ann Kelley

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