There's a Frog in My Throat! 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me
written by Loreen Leedy and Pat Street
illustrations by Loreen Leedy
The 48 pages of this best-selling book are jammed with common expressions such as eager beaver plus less familiar ones such as mouse potato. Animal sayings often appear in daily speech, from “His bark is worse than his bite,” to “Get your ducks in a row,” to “Something smells fishy.” A great resource for English language learners!
An ALA Notable book.
A Scholastic Book Fair featured book.
“…useful for classroom enrichment as well as great fun for personal enjoyment.” Booklist (starred review)
“…will provide substantial browsing pleasure to both animal lovers and children curious about language. The cat’s pajamas!” Kirkus Reviews
Grades 1 to 4. Full color art. 48 p. Holiday House, 2003. 0-8234- 1774- 3.
The illustrations were drawn and painted and include antique engravings.