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Hershey's does it again! This tasty book by Jerry Pallotta introduces simple multiplication to children and will prove to be a multitude of fun and learning!

Learn multiplication with a yummy Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar! With its 3 horizontal rows and 4 vertical columns--totaling 12 sections in all--children can easily begin to understand the concept and process of multiplication. Memorizing multiplication "facts" has never been so delicious!

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Overview

Hershey's does it again! This tasty book by Jerry Pallotta introduces simple multiplication to children and will prove to be a multitude of fun and learning!

Learn multiplication with a yummy Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar! With its 3 horizontal rows and 4 vertical columns--totaling 12 sections in all--children can easily begin to understand the concept and process of multiplication. Memorizing multiplication "facts" has never been so delicious!

Evan, an eleven-year-old boy in 1914 whose strict father has little time for him, is delighted when his long-lost grandfather returns, relates his many sea adventures, and hobbles around like Evan who has a club foot.

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Children's Literature
"Your teacher is not at school today. Please report to the art room for math class." reads a sign at the beginning of this disappointing survey of multiplication. Unfortunately, the book misses the many genuine connections between art and multiplication. On the other hand, its connection with Hershey's candy bars is unmistakable; the word HERSEY'S appears 151 times. By contrast, the word multiplication in any of its forms appears only19 times. Parents and teachers who feel children already see too much advertising may wish to choose from the wide variety of alternatives. The book is structured so that each page states a new idea about multiplication. Sometimes these ideas are important and related to multiplication. Sometimes they are not. For example page 16 reads "Forget about the math for a second. Look at the mosaic. When you create a picture using small pieces of stone, wood, tile, or glass it is called a mosaic. Oh, yeah! Two times two equals four." Multiplication is a lovely idea that just happens to be extremely useful. It is capable of generating endlessly fascinating patterns and is used in everything from launching the Space Shuttle to calculating the odds in Las Vegas. Before resorting to sugar coating the idea with commercial candy, shouldn't we, at least try, to introduce it on its own merits? 2002, Cartwheel Books/Scholastic,
— Michael Chabin <%ISBN%>0439236231
VOYA
Taylor has created a heartwarming story set in 1914 about a long-lost father and grandfather and the family he visits. Eleven-year-old Evan has an ordinary life. He lives with his mother, who is expecting a baby soon, and his strict, busy, and solemn father. Evan and his best friend, Buddy, want to go fishing at the nearby river or ocean. No one has time for them. Evan, with his clubfoot, is the brunt of many jokes and the sport of local bullies—he is not a happy boy. When a letter announcing a visit arrives unexpectedly from his mother's father, a sailor long thought lost at sea, life becomes much more interesting for all. The grandfather's sailing stories open a new world to the two boys, and the grandfather not only takes them fishing and builds them a rowboat but also helps Evan take control of his problem with local bullies. The story moves along quickly with the addition of a murder and an unexpected arrest. The vocabulary is age appropriate, and the writing style here is good for reluctant readers. The characters are well defined and very believable. The tightly structured plot will allow any reader to enjoy this well-written short novel. The grandfather's tales of the sea include many references to little-known islands and landforms around the world, thus making the book a good multidisciplinary bridge for English and geography. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2001, Blue Sky/Scholastic, 144p, . Ages 12 to 15. Reviewer: Susan Allen SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
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Gr 4-8-In 1914, a letter from his grandfather, a man long-believed to be dead, transforms 11-year-old Evan's routine life into several weeks of magic and mystery. The boy's excitement builds as he awaits the arrival of Thomas "Chips" Pentreath, an old sailor who had abandoned Evan's mother when she was a child. When the old man arrives, his mother is cautious, and his father is resistant, but Evan and his grandfather bond immediately. The old sailor mesmerizes his grandson and the child's best friend, Buddy, with tales of the sea and distant places. He takes them fishing and helps them build a boat. In the course of an investigation of a nearby murder, it is revealed that Pentreath served time in prison for a murder committed in self-defense; however, his fears of alienation from his family are not realized. Taylor's prose is evocative, and the setting, a small village on the coast of Virginia, is vividly portrayed. The characters, especially Evan and his grandfather, are memorable, and their special relationship is beautifully captured. An uncomplicated plot provides insights into the values of honesty, compassion, and courage. This is an inspiring tale of family bonds and of forgiveness, and a wonderful book for anyone who has a special relationship with a grandparent, or who longs for one.-Tim Rausch, Crescent View Middle School, Sandy, UT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Taylor (The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, 1998, etc.) returns with a touching novel about the endurance and power of family ties. Set in coastal Virginia in 1914, the story tells of the sudden appearance of Thomas "Chips" Pentreath, an old Cornish seaman who is the grandfather of 11-year-old Evan Bryant, a boy who had no idea that the man was still alive. Neither did anyone else in Evan's family. Old Tom had abandoned his daughter, Evan's mother, some three decades before and has been assumed dead for years. Now, ill and in the waning years of his life, wanting to make amends, and having finally tracked down his long-lost family, Tom arrives in their midst from his home in Brooklyn and proceeds to touch the lives of everyone he meets in powerful, irrevocable ways. All is not completely joyous in this reunion, however. Through Tom's interior monologue and the voice of the omnipotent narrator, readers learn early on that Tom harbors a terrible secret, one that he eventually reveals, to his family's shock, when he is wrongfully arrested for murder. By this time, though, he has made such a life-affirming impact upon his family that they can forgive even egregious sins of the past. Like Evan's friend Buddy, readers will want a grandfather like this, one who mesmerizes his listeners with stories of sea adventure and travels to distant, exotic locales, and even teaches his grandson, born with a club foot, a most effective way to deal with a bully. Fine reading for middle graders. (Fiction. 9-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439254120
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Hershey's Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2003

    Hershey Squirts

    This book leaves a lot to be desired when compared to the other 'candy' books that have been written about mathematical computations. It lacks the pizzazz and ability to engage the student. The book does offer a variety of vocabulary.

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