Brian Cleary and Brian Gable bring their trademark sense of humor to the subject of measuring length. A rhyming text filled with funny examples explains how to use and compare metric and U.S. customary units of length. Readers are also introduced to the tools they need to measure lengthrulers, metersticks, and more.
About the Author
Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story, "How Wide of How Long" is a math information book about measuring length. The story has many different scenarios were length is the answer. This was a great story to use when introducing measuring length to the students. The book as definitions and a clear plott that truly helps explain the concept to the students.
The book brings a sense of humor to the subject of measuring length which children would find entertaining. The book is a rhyming text that has funny examples used to explain how to use and compare metric and U.S. customary units of length. The book also introduces many tools that are needed to measure length.The illustrations are cartoon characters used to demonstrate to children how to measure objects. This book would be great for elementary classrooms. I rate this book a 5 out of 5 because it provides accurate information about the metric and U.S. customary system and is entertaining and will grab the attention of young children.
This was a fabulous book! They used rhymes to talk about measurement and I used a kind of singsong voice to read the book and even my 3 year old was running around the rest of the day talking about inches and feet and centimeters. The illustration was great and very engaging for children.