Introduces simple addition through a rhyming text about animals being delivered for a merry-go-round.
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Stuart J. Murphy is the author of all eighteen MathStart books. He lives in Evanston, IL.
R.W. Alley lives in Barrington, RI.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-This picture book tells a story and reinforces the concept of addition. The lively watercolor illustrations serve both missions well. While on the road, a female truck driver and a dog are passed by many other vehicles loaded with various animals. As their journey advances so do the math problems, going from the simple "3 + 2 = 5" to the final "9 + 0 = 9." However, there is no logical progression in the examples provided; why does "6 + 1 = 7" follow "3 + 2 = 5?" The text is told in rhyme, which adds to the sense of movement but it is rather singsong. All of the characters end up at a carousel (made from the drivers' freight) and the final illustrations capture their joy and excitement. The book ends with a two-page spread of suggested activities for kids and adults. The "Level 2" designation suggests that this is designed for ages 6 and up but the simplicity of the story and rhyme as well as the juvenile nature of the illustrations would be more appealing to a younger audience.
Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060274425
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. R. W. Alley (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060274425
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060274425