# Lemonade for Sale: Bar Graphs (MathStart 3 Series)

Four kids and their sidekick, Petey the Parrot, run a lemonade stand whose patrons include all kinds of wacky neighbors—even a juggler. They create a bar graph to track the rise and fall of their lemonade sales. Author Stuart Murphy and illustrator Tricia Tusa make understanding bar graphs a breeze with lively art and a warm story.

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## Overview

Four kids and their sidekick, Petey the Parrot, run a lemonade stand whose patrons include all kinds of wacky neighbors—even a juggler. They create a bar graph to track the rise and fall of their lemonade sales. Author Stuart Murphy and illustrator Tricia Tusa make understanding bar graphs a breeze with lively art and a warm story.

This is a Level 3 MathStart book, which is perfect for kids ages 7 and up. The MathStart series uses funny stories and colorful art to show kids that they use math every day, even outside of the classroom! Each book features an activity guide to have fun with the math concepts presented in the story. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

## Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Keen
The young members of the Elm Street Kids' Club are depressed. Their clubhouse is falling apart and their piggy banks are almost empty. What to do? Matthew suggests a lemonade stand. Everyone pitches in to help. Sheri makes a bar graph so that the club can track how their sales can bring them closer to their financial goal. How the club resolves a threatening setback provides a surprising twist to the story. Lemonade for Sale is another installment in the "MathStart" program, designed to teach math concepts in an appealing storybook format. Tusa's quirky watercolor and ink illustrations inspire smiles and chuckles. Activity suggestions directed at both children and adults extend the range of the story beyond a simple reading.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3Four children decide to sell lemonade to make money to fix their clubhouse. For three days, they keep a bar graph to track their sales. It shows a steady increase and then a noticeable drop. After finding out that the competition is a new kid juggling down the street, they ask him to perform beside the stand and sales increase "over the top." The humorous and colorful illustrations will appeal to young children, but they may not be ready for the concept of bar graphs. Older children interested in learning about them are likely to find the book too young in appearance and story line. A two-page appendix is included "For Adults and Kids" who need additional ideas for using this book. The math lesson is heavy-handed, and the target audience questionable. However, this one has the advantage of competently done, amusing illustrations.Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064467155
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
MathStart 3 Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
129,028
Product dimensions:
9.81(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Lexile:
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 10 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.

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