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Double Play: Monkeying Around with Addition [Hardcover]

Betsy Franco , Doug Cushman

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Book Description

July 12 2011
Brrriiiing! Recess time! Little chimps Jill and Jake find more than just their favorite games in the schoolyard today. They also discover the important mathematical concept of doubling, or adding a number to itself. Easy to learn and fun to memorize, doubling is a valuable problem-solving tool that helps kids prepare for multiplication. A must-have addition to any math-themed picture book library, Double Play makes this arithmetic lesson as welcome as recess.

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (July 12 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582463840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582463841
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 26.2 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #804,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review, School Library Journal, June 1, 2011
"Young students will enjoy the book for its play aspect, not realizing that the math lesson is built into it. Every elementary school needs this one."

Review, Booklist, July 1, 2011
"The bright, buoyant line-and-watercolor illustrations amplify the cheerful tone of the story while clearly delineating the objects meant to be counted. Useful for teachers and fun for students."

About the Author

BETSY FRANCO has written over 8 books for children and young adults, including picture books, poetry collections, novels, and nonfiction, such as the award-winning math title, Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree. Her books have received numerous accolades, notably the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor, the Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best, a Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice, and a Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award nomination.
DOUG CUSHMAN has illustrated and/or written over 100 books for children and collected a number of honors along the way, including a Reading Rainbow selection, a New York Times bestseller, and the New York Public Library's Best 100 Books of 2000.

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic way to teach little ones math fact doubles June 12 2012
By Sue Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I purchased three math readers recently to try to help my five year old start learning the concept of math doubles (1+1=2, 2+2=4, etc). This was by far the best book of the three. The book reads like a story and has very cute pictures which even my 3 year old enjoyed. The book progressed by page through each of the math facts starting with the smaller numbers and working it's way up through higher numbers. On each page the author make the numbers applicable to real life and ties in the math equation so the child can start grasping this addition concept. For example, on the 2+2=4 page the book shows two little monkeys hanging upside down on the playground by their knees. The equation reads 2 Knees + 2 knees = 4 knees. This book takes something hard to grasp and makes it meaningful. I also like that on both the front and back cover all of the math doubles are written out so a child that is very visual can see them all together and study them. Thanks for a fantastic book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for learning addition! May 27 2012
By R. Rosario - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I used this book when teaching my kindergarten class about addition and they loved it! Tthe concepts were easy to understand and follow along to.

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