# Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do!: Multiplying (MathStart 3 Series)

It's Kangaroo's birthday, but no one will play with him: not the emu, the platypuses, the koalas, or even the dingos. They all have too many things to do. What exactly are they doing? They're using multiplication to figure out just how many things they have to do to plan a big surprise for Kangaroo!

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## Overview

It's Kangaroo's birthday, but no one will play with him: not the emu, the platypuses, the koalas, or even the dingos. They all have too many things to do. What exactly are they doing? They're using multiplication to figure out just how many things they have to do to plan a big surprise for Kangaroo!

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## Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Long ago, the tables were memorized with no thought to how the whole process of multiplying numbers worked. Now, parents and teachers who struggled with the rote exercises, realize that when youngsters master the concept, they can logically work the tables. Thus, this playful, simple story, another offering from the series, Math Start, is a primary introduction to the logic and necessity of multiplication. Expressive eyed creatures from Down Under plan a surprise party; the merriment multiplies rapidly. Excellent choice for laying groundwork and establishing the idea that math is essential.
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Kangaroo wants to play. All of his friends, the emu, platypuses, koalas and dingoes are too busy. What he doesn't know is that they are busy getting ready for his birthday party. Each friend describes their many tasks, and these tasks are represented with numbers on "math pages" that accompany the story. Instructions for parents are included that provide a list of suggestions for activities. This is a Level 3 book in the "Math Start" series.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064467124
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/05/1999
Series:
Great Source Mathstart Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
602,128
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 0.18(h) x (d)
Lexile:
530L (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.

Kevin O'Malley has illustrated many entertaining books for children, including Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! By Stuart J. Murphy, Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson, and his own Carl Caught a Flying Fish.

Kevin O'Malley lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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