Paperback, 85x11, 32 pages, colorful illustrations, bilingual
by Troon Harrison and Joyeeta Neogi
Why would you spill the beans?
What does it mean to use your noodle?
Idioms can be confusing, but they help you to understand English and are a lot of fun to learn!
With idiom meanings, example sentences, and clever illustrations depicting scenes and characters from around the world, this multicultural book explains common food idioms in a way that makes them easy to understand. It's a perfect book to teach students in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms!
The book, part of the Language Lizard Idiom Series, is available as an English-only or bilingual book. Bilingual editions offer the meaning and literal translation of each idiom in a second language to support English language learners.
Icing on the Cake includes bonus material to promote culturally responsive teaching and language learning, such as links to:
Children and English language learners will be grinning from ear-to-ear as they make their way through this engaging set of books about idioms! The Language Lizard Idiom Book Series is a multicultural series consisting of four books, each themed by topic: colors, food, nature, and animals. Readers are not only introduced to a variety of idiomatic expressions, but through helpful examples and beautiful illustrations, they also learn how to correctly use each of the phrases in their everyday lives.
As a Teacher of 21 years, I can honestly say, it is difficult to teach idioms to kids of all ages, regardless of their native language. These books are a teacher's dream come true! Not only are the linked resources and audio super helpful, but the bright, eye-catching colors and diverse set of cultures and people represented in this series, make it a #1 pick for teachers everywhere. Thank you for helping me reach more students and for making my lessons more enjoyable!
I highly recommend the Language Lizard Idiom Book Series to teachers, parents, and English-language learners of all ages. From the youngest to the most experienced, readers will have a whale of a timediscovering new phrases and expressions, while turning pages with laughter and joy. The books are fun to read, easy to understand, and appropriate for any educational setting. Without hesitation, I rate this series 5 out of 5 stars. They would make a great addition to any home or classroom library, and I'm confident you, too, will feel the same.
- Tara Brown, ESL, English, and Spanish Teacher (Michigan)
These books are highly recommended to foster and develop common English phrases that cause confusion for multilingual learners in a meaningful, relatable, and relevant format.
- Robyn Dalley, Title III Instructional Coach (Georgia)