Multicultural, Bilingual Idiom Books are “A Breath of Fresh Air”

We are excited to announce a new series of idiom books, available in many languages. With clever multicultural illustrations and bilingual example sentences, Language Lizard Idiom Books explain common idioms in a way that makes them easy to understand.

What is an Idiom?

An idiom is a phrase that says one thing, but means something different. An idiom can be a quick way of saying something complicated. It’s useful for language learners to study idioms because knowing idioms helps them to understand and speak English fluently.

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    

Learn English Idioms with Multicultural Illustrations & Bilingual Translations

Bilingual versions of the books provide idiom translations and meanings in a second language, making the idioms easier for English language learners to understand.

Language Lizard Idiom Books are available in English and in bilingual editions with the following languages:  Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Spanish, Telugu, and Vietnamese. (More languages will be coming soon.)

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 Dailey, Title III Instructional Coach, Georgia

Bonus Learning Materials

Language Lizard Idiom Books come with these free multicultural lessons and activities to support culturally responsive teaching:

  • 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 idioms with their meanings and history
Fresh as a Daisy – English Nature Idioms by Diane Costa, illustrated by Maria Russo
Icing on the Cake – English Food Idioms by Troon Harrison, illustrated by Joyeeta Neogi
The Lion’s Share – English Animal Idioms by Troon Harrison, illustrated by Dmitry Fedorov
With Flying Colors – English Color Idioms by Anneke Forzani, illustrated by Dmitry Fedoro

What are some of your favorite idioms? Comment below and tell us, or tag Language Lizard on social media with #IdiomsRock to share your favorite idioms!

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