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Just Enough Carrots: Comparing Amounts (MathStart 1 Series)
     

Just Enough Carrots: Comparing Amounts (MathStart 1 Series)

by Stuart J. Murphy, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
 

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Elephants, rabbits, and birds shop in this funny grocery store. Can you guess what the little rabbit wants more of? Munchy, crunchy carrots, of course! And fewer of? Squirmy worms and chewy peanuts (yuck!). So why is his mother buying all those cans of worms?

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Elephants, rabbits, and birds shop in this funny grocery store. Can you guess what the little rabbit wants more of? Munchy, crunchy carrots, of course! And fewer of? Squirmy worms and chewy peanuts (yuck!). So why is his mother buying all those cans of worms?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
A trip to the grocery store with Mother Rabbit turns into a math lesson. As the young rabbits spot all the different vegetables and fruits that the store offers, they also learn all about comparisons and numbers. Horse has more carrots than Mother Rabbit does, Bird has the same amount and Elephant has fewer. Each page offers children an opportunity to comprehend the concept of more, fewer, and same. The author uses bright colors, familiar characters and repetition to entice young children back to this math lesson again and again. Level one of the "MathStart" series of books for young readers, this is an excellent book for reading with preschoolers. This series uses everyday situations to introduce math concepts for pre-school through second grade students.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3--As a little rabbit and his mother walk through the grocery store, they compare the amounts of carrots, peanuts, and worms they have in their cart to other carts. Concepts include more, fewer, and same. Bright, colorful illustrations, a surprise ending, and two pages of activities for adults and children extend and enhance the book's appeal.--Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064467117
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
MathStart 1 Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
150,458
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Lexile:
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

Frank Remkiewicz illustrated the MathStart Books Rabbit's Pajama Party and Just Enough Carrots. He lives in Sarasota, FL.

In His Own Words...

"I was the kind of kid who was always reading or drawing. Since I was drawing well before I started school, I always considered art to have seniority over the likes of long division and medieval history. This attitude got me into difficulties more than once. My favorite subjects were horses, cartoons, wildlife, and contraptions that rolled, floated, tooted, or flew. My heroes of the day were illustrators like Bill Peet, Robert Lawson, and Kurt Weiss. They provided me with a screenful of imagery that I'll never forget.

"Winter in kindergarten found us all painting Santas at our tables. Mine came out so good that I was asked to do it over again on a huge piece of brown paper that covered the chalkboard. Santa would be bigger than me. I was excused from the regular stuff, given larger brushes, more paint-and sure enough, here came Santa. This was only the beginning. Other teachers, seeing the mural-sized figure, 'borrowed' me to do the same for first- and second-grade classrooms. Flattered but somewhat embarrassed, I took heart, since these gigs were getting me out of a lot of tedious activities like nap time, scissors, yarn, and flash cards. 'All I ever needed to know, I learned in kindergarten' may be true. Twenty years later I found myself on Madison Avenue at Norcross Greeting Cards-yes, drawing Santa Claus.

"I've always been drawn to the field of humor. Since I'm writing and illustrating my own stories now, I try to make them funny in an outrageous or off-the-wall way. During classroom presentations, I again find myself by the chalkboard in front of the kids. Now we are seeking ways to write and draw those ideas that squeeze their way through the everyday chores of our minds. It's a thrill to watch my own book being read by a group of children, and I like it when they smile. But I love it when they laugh."

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