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.
|Publisher:||Walker & Company|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About 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.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has a little of everything, mainly showing mathematics throughout. The guinea pigs had babies, so they constantly added up and once the population became too much to handle, they subtracted as they were adopted. It also rhymes throughout.
If a fun way to introduce math is what you're after, this is the book for you! A cute, rhyming tale of addition from one to twenty. And what are we adding? Guinea pigs, of course!"Then -- uh-oh -- eight weeks later,five pets have fifteen more.We count them -- one to twenty;help -- guinea pigs galore!"After the teacher finds homes for all of the guinea pigs, there's still more fun to be had when the class gets a new pet - a rabbit!Simple, playful, watercolor and pen illustrations are complemented by a comic font. Cute!