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Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace
     

Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace

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by Eric Wight
 

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Frankie is struggling. This time it’s not to keep his room clean, or to win the Pine Run 3000. It is something much more serious: MATH! He just doesn’t get it—it seems impossible. So instead of acing his quiz, the numbers become unconquerable monsters. When Frankie finally shares his problem with his family and his best friend, Kenny, they band

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Frankie is struggling. This time it’s not to keep his room clean, or to win the Pine Run 3000. It is something much more serious: MATH! He just doesn’t get it—it seems impossible. So instead of acing his quiz, the numbers become unconquerable monsters. When Frankie finally shares his problem with his family and his best friend, Kenny, they band together to create a math obstacle course that will teach Frankie everything from subtraction to long division—in the most fun of ways! Can Frankie and his imagination overcome the Mathematical Menace that haunts him?

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School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—In his latest adventure, Frankie stumbles through a math quiz on a Friday afternoon, only to be given a second chance after school on Monday. He knows he has the weekend to study, but his family members distract him with fun things to do. Frankie doesn't realize at first that the activities—shopping with coupons, baking muffins, playing with his Yugimon cards—all involve math. In the end, with added confidence, he aces the quiz and realizes that the answers were inside him the whole time. Part graphic novel and part beginning chapter book, this is a great read for reluctant and slow readers, who may identify with Frankie.—Nancy Mackenzie, Ithan Elementary School Library, Bryn Mawr, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439155844
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Frankie Pickle
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
29 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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CHAPTER ONE

Frankie stared at the first question on his math quiz, and wrote down the number 23. That didn’t seem right. He attacked it with his eraser, leaving behind a black smudge cloud. Maybe if he skipped ahead, the next problem would be easier to solve.

It wasn’t. This one was even scarier. In fact, if Frankie turned his head sideways, the number 3 kind of looked like fangs. He drew a pair of wings on it. Now it was a vampire bat! He added horns and claws and spiked tails to the other numbers.

Frankie’s quiz was covered with number monsters! Better get rid of them before his teacher, Miss Gordon, found out. Biting down on the green metal end of his pencil, Frankie squeezed out every smidge of eraser he could. He went to work scrubbing an 8 with a Cyclops eye when his eraser—his ONLY eraser—popped out of the pencil, double-bounced across his desk, and rolled underneath Miss Gordon’s chair.

These number monsters weren’t going away without a fight.

© 2011 Eric Wight

Meet the Author

Eric Wight is an author, illustrator, and animation director. His first book, My Dead Girlfriend (Tokyopop), was nominated for the 2008 Best Graphic Novel of the Year Award by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In 2004, Wight won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for his illustration work in The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, the comic book adaptation of Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.  Eric lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his family.  Visit him on the web at ericwight.com.

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Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
sherrilang More than 1 year ago
I love the Frankie Pickle Series, it is a fantastic blend of chapter book and graphic novel. The author does a great job of inviting those reluctant readers into the story. My third grade boys LOVE it and so do the girls. We made a special tote for the series but it is ALWAYS empty. Everybody wants Frankie Pickle in their book box. I also love that it is on the Horned Tail List in our school library!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best of the best
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I can't wait to read the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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?... where is my other review?