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The Case of the Missing Birthday Party
     

The Case of the Missing Birthday Party

by Joanne Rocklin, John Speirs (Illustrator)
 

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Pauline is all dressed up to go to a birthday party, but her hamster chewed up the invitation. The only scrap left contains the number five, so she calls on her neighbor Liz the Whiz to track down the address using this clue--and her expert place value skills. Full color.

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Pauline is all dressed up to go to a birthday party, but her hamster chewed up the invitation. The only scrap left contains the number five, so she calls on her neighbor Liz the Whiz to track down the address using this clue--and her expert place value skills. Full color.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-3A chewed-up birthday invitation and a crying girl on her way to the party are all it takes to turn a boring afternoon into an adventure for Liz the Whiz and her brother. They utilize deductive reasoning and persist until they locate the proper house (it has a 5 in the address) and find the birthday celebration. According to the introduction, stories like this make math ideas "accessible, interesting, and fun." Unfortunately, this particular story is too contrived and confusing to be fun. In the end, the young investigators follow another child carrying a present to the right house. It seems like mathematics wasn't the best strategy to solve this case. The cartoon illustrations are bright and appealing. Activities on the final pages reinforce the math concept used in the tale (place value). This may be useful for a certain audience, but don't expect many requests from children.Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590673594
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Hello Reader! Math Series , #4
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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