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4 Idiom Books Set (Bilingual Multicultural Books) - Chinese Simplified -English

Popular English Idioms with Idiom Definitions and Examples - with fun multicultural book illustrations!
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4 Idiom Books Set (Bilingual Multicultural Books) - Chinese Simplified/English

Celebrate diversity while learning idioms! Perfect for culturally diverse classrooms.

With idiom meanings, example sentences, and clever illustrations depicting scenes and characters from around the world, each multicultural book in this set explains common idioms in a way that makes them easy to understand. This set is available with English-only or bilingual books. The bilingual editions offer the meaning and literal translation of each idiom in a second language to support English language learners.

This set contains the following 4 books:
  • The Lion's Share: English Animal Idioms
  • Icing on the Cake: English Food Idioms
  • With Flying Colors: English Color Idioms
  • Fresh as a Daisy: English Nature Idioms
Each book includes bonus material to support English language learners and promote culturally responsive teaching, such as links to:
  • English audio of the book
  • Lesson plans that teach idioms while exposing children to other cultures
  • Fun idiom activities for use in the classroom or home
  • Information about the history of the idioms in the book
  • Additional nature idioms with their meanings and history


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)
Learn popular English idioms - with idiom meaning and example sentences!
Teaching resources available with all Language Lizard idiom books support multicultural learning.
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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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5 of 5 A Treasure To Children With Autism March 18, 2021
Reviewer: Jandy R., Early Childhood Educator  
If you don’t already know, children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle with figurative language. Idioms, hyperboles, and metaphors are harder to comprehend even more than irony and sarcasm. The social use of language is already very challenging for them, so imagine adding to that, sentences and expressions that don’t match the literal meaning.

This is why parents and teachers need to highly consider teaching figurative language at an early age  in order to support the understanding of an everyday social conversation, which will result in an increase of participation in social situations as well as lower anxiety.

As a former Special Education teacher, I know there are not too many resources that target this subject out there, and this is why I am so glad I came across this series of books from www.languagelizard.com, that specifically focuses on teaching idioms. These books seem to be perfectly designed to the way that ASD brain learns, it provides detailed examples of the idioms, along with the definition and a visual representation.

Language Lizard Idiom books are a golden package. It is very rare to find children's literature that is designed to help children with Special Needs and even harder to find resources that target both, Special Needs and English language learners. This is why this set of books are a treasure and a must have in every parent, and educator’s bookshelf.

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5 of 5 Very Impressed with Idiom Book Set December 7, 2020
Reviewer: Jane C., BCBA, M.Ed from Special Education Teacher  
I was very impressed with this whole series of idiom books.  I like that each book has it's own theme and each page has such colorful, interesting pictures.   I also personally liked the diversity of cultures depicted within the pictures. I work with kids on the spectrum who don't necessarily intuitively know expressions and idioms.  Since people with autism are often visual learners, the pictures were very helpful to them to understand the meaning.  The definitions and examples were also very straightforward and used simple enough language, that they could understand what the idiom meant and how it was used.   They were excited to learn each idiom and see what the next idiom was.  I would highly recommend this whole series for anyone working with the types of learners that I work with.

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5 of 5 Language Lizard Idiom books are essential! December 2, 2020
Reviewer: Elisa S., Associate Professor - Rutgers University from Grad. School of Applied & Professional Psychology  
Now more than ever, educators, parents, and the general public need access to engaging, content rich, inclusive stories that illustrate crucial multicultural concepts. The Language Lizard Idiom Series delivers all of that and more through its unique focus on teaching English idioms using stunning illustrations combined with English sentences to provide additional contextual cues. The bilingual versions available to English language learners provide an unprecedented opportunity for caregivers and children to read together and build literacy skills in English and the primary language spoken by the family. The Language Lizard Idiom Series is essential for anyone interested in infusing best practices in multicultural education into language arts curriculum.

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5 of 5 Love the multicultural illustrations! December 1, 2020
Reviewer: Chris V from South Orange, NJ  
This set is so helpful for my ESL students! We are studying figurative language with the class so I got a set in Spanish and in Chinese along with an English set. It's been really helpful. And since the kids are hybrid, I've let them take the books home to teach some idioms to their parents on their "at home" days. Plus they explored idioms in their home languages and shared them with the class. I adapted the lesson plan that was offered with the book to suit my students. Great resource!

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