Guinea Pigs Add Up

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In bouncy, appealing rhyme, young readers are introduced to a classroom with a hairy problem—guinea pigs that keep adding and adding! From one lonely guinea pig to two to five and all the way up to twenty, the kids find that having a classroom pet is more than they bargained for. Finally, each student gets to take a guinea pig home, until they are left with zero. That is, until Mr. Gilbert brings in a rabbit with a growing belly . . . !

From master storyteller Margery Cuyler and...

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Overview

In bouncy, appealing rhyme, young readers are introduced to a classroom with a hairy problem—guinea pigs that keep adding and adding! From one lonely guinea pig to two to five and all the way up to twenty, the kids find that having a classroom pet is more than they bargained for. Finally, each student gets to take a guinea pig home, until they are left with zero. That is, until Mr. Gilbert brings in a rabbit with a growing belly . . . !

From master storyteller Margery Cuyler and with energetic illustrations from Tracey Campbell Pearson, Guinea Pigs Add Up is perfect for budding mathematicians—or anyone with a love for unruly animals.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Guinea Pigs are favorite classroom pets, but what happens when Mr. Gilbert's students ask for a second one so the first won't be lonely? The population quickly grows from 1 to 20. Whoever said arithmetic could not be fun has never had the opportunity to drop in on Mr. Gilbert's class. Addition and subtraction become part of the fun of this story. The mixed media illustrations (pen & ink, watercolor, and acrylic gauche) show the classroom and distinguish among the multicultural students. Guinea pigs are everywhere until Mr. Gilbert sends each and every one to a good home. Now the classroom is too quiet. Mr. Gilbert hasn't really learned his lesson. This time he gets a rabbit. The lively, rhythmical, rhymed text is accompanied by whimsical illustrations that extend the humor of the situation. The upbeat cadence of the text and the pictures of cavorting cavies in the classroom provide a painless math lesson for the primary grades. Parents and teachers will enjoy this as much as the students. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
Gr 1—A cheerful classroom of primary-grade students is delighted when their teacher announces the imminent arrival of a class pet. Soon a guinea pig takes up residence, but the children sense its loneliness and beg for a guinea-pig playmate. She arrives, "and two weeks later in the cage,/one pig gives birth to three." Very quickly there are 20 pets, and, as they threaten to overrun the classroom, Mr. Gilbert scrambles to find them homes with the children's families. The class wall charts illustrating the math involved in the furry family's growth now cover subtraction as the creatures are successfully farmed out. Mr. Gilbert's class-pet replacement—"a rabbit sweet as honey"—is happily welcomed, until "he" turns out to be an expectant she. A lively, rhyming text engagingly relates the story of these multiplying creatures, while the watercolor, pen-and-ink, and acrylic-gouache illustrations comically depict the mayhem resulting from overpopulation. Sweetly humorous touches abound in the illustrative details and extend the story line. This rhythmic tale of ever-popular pets will work well as a read-aloud or with newly independent readers.—Kathleen Finn, St. Francis Xavier School, Winooski, VT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802797957
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 6/22/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,395,929
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

MARGERY CUYLER has written more than thirty books for children and edited countless more over the past thirty years. She is the author of Groundhog Stays Up Late. Margery lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

www.margerycuyler.com

TRACEY CAMPBELL PEARSON has written or illustrated (or both) more than thirty books for children, including the Bob and the Awful Aardvark books. She’s received starred reviews from PW, Booklist, and SLJ. Tracey lives in Jericho Center, Vermont.

www.traceycampbellpearson.com

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