All Pooped Out

And Other Gross Expressions

From the Series It's Just an Expression

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Farting around. Foaming at the mouth. Coughing up a lung. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no one’s really farting, dealing with a foamy face, or losing a lung. That’s because these sayings are idioms—phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don’t let idioms make you sweat blood. Let’s explore a variety of gross idioms and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF029000, JNF028000
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152853
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: C. S. Larsen

C. S. Larsen was born February 2, 1966, in Plymouth, Minnesota. His family eventually moved to Farmington where he graduated from high school in 1984. After receiving a double major in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering at Mankato State University, he settled down in Rochester where he currently lives with his wife Nancy and two boys, Zach and Alex.In the late 1990s, C. S. Larsen published several technical books and articles for IBM. Starting in the mid 2000s, he began publishing children's and young adult short stories and novels, with some winning various awards.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

It's Just an Expression

It’s Just an Expression explores the meaning and origin of common idioms in the English language, from “batting a thousand” to “bring home the bacon.” The series’ dual-level approach makes the books perfect for both striving readers as well as advanced learners looking… View available downloads →


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“The pages are well designed, and the texts are lively. Since many of the idioms have mathematical, historical, or scientific connections, this series may be used across curriculums, with plenty of opportunities for writing activities.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple