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Big Buck Adventure

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One little girl and one very big dollar set out on a great adventure at the store. However, what seems like a pleasant afternoon of shopping soon turns perplexing as the challenge of her buying options becomes overwhelming. She doesn't know what to do. There are so many choices, but she only has one buck. A fun and perfect example of how we use math in our daily lives.

Rhyming account of a little girl's quandary as she tries to decide what she can get with her dollar...

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Overview

One little girl and one very big dollar set out on a great adventure at the store. However, what seems like a pleasant afternoon of shopping soon turns perplexing as the challenge of her buying options becomes overwhelming. She doesn't know what to do. There are so many choices, but she only has one buck. A fun and perfect example of how we use math in our daily lives.

Rhyming account of a little girl's quandary as she tries to decide what she can get with her dollar in a candy shop, toy store, deli, and pet department.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Saturday morning, I sure am in luck!/ A raise in allowance--I get a buck!" Yes, one dollar is the buck featured in this feeble tale. When her father drops her at a store offering wares ranging from stuffed animals to beef jerky, the young narrator explores her purchasing options, with the aid of clerks whose last names (Cash, Silver, Buck, Penny) are as trite as the book's rhyming verses. Lin's (The Ugly Vegetables) artwork often further complicates some already elaborate scenarios: even though the text, "Four quarters times three equals/ twelve gummy bear treats,/ a much better deal/ than ten at ten cents each," makes no mention of other candies, the illustration introduces candy sticks and gumballs into the mix. All the options throw the would-be consumer into such a tizzy that she, predictably, decides to bank her buck. Without a clear depiction of the addition at work here (and some unrealistic prices to boot) and featuring photos of a dollar bill and coins superimposed on bland, stylized pictures, this thin story offers little adventure. Ages 5-9. (Feb.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881062953
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 487,329
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Author, adventurer, whale detective, pony wrangler, dog musher and all around fun hog, Shelley Gill lives her books! Shelley is the author of several children's books, including ALASKA, HAWAI'I, and SITKA ROSE. She was previously an editor at Alaska Woman magazine, and also worked as a reporter, editor, and publisher for the Frontiersman and Valley Sun newspapers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Shelley lives with her family on a ridge above Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska.
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