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With Flying Colors: Color Idioms (A Multicultural Book)

A Multicultural Book of English Color Idioms with Idiom Definitions and Examples

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With Flying Colors: Color Idioms (A Multicultural Book)

By Anneke Forzani, Illustrations by Dmitry Federov

Why would you roll out the red carpet?
What does it mean to have a green thumb?

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 color idioms in a way that makes them easy to understand. It's a perfect book to teach students in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms!

With Flying Colors includes bonus material to support English language learners and promote culturally responsive teaching, such as links to:

  • Information about the history of the idioms in the book
  • Additional color idioms, their meaning, and history
  • Lesson plans to help teach idioms while exposing children to other cultures (coming soon!)
  • English audio of the book
This book is a great resource to build language skills while having fun!


"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 time discovering 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)

Also available as an ebook on Amazon (Kindle), Kobo, B&N, and numerous global e-book platforms.

Dimensions: 8.5w x 11h inches
32 pages
  • Paperback book

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