From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3?The concept that "_ and _ is 1" is presented using two bickering siblings who cannot share anything without parental intervention. Finally, the situation degenerates into a food fight, and the kids decide that if they each clean up half, they'll be done a lot sooner. Although the presentation of the math concept is clear and straightforward and the acrylic, gouache, and pencil illustrations are colorful and quirky, the singsong rhyme and lack of any real plot make this a less interesting choice than Pat Hutchins's The Doorbell Rang (Greenwillow, 1986). A list of suggestions for adults using the book with children follows the story.?JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ages 4^-8. A little boy sits down to enjoy a pizza, saying, "I have one whole pizza. . . and it's all for me!" When his sister comes home the sparring begins: "I'm going to get some pizza--just you wait and see." Sure enough, their parent intervenes to insist that they share the food equally. Then Sister brings out the last can of juice, and later a package of two cupcakes, and the cycle repeats. Each time, bold black numbers point out that xba +xba = tates a food fight that ends in the children willingly sharing cleanup duties (with a little help from their dog). The nicely executed large-scale illustrations express every nuance of the kids' feelings, from greed to righteous indignation. One of the few math concept books with realistic dialogue, authentic emotions, and genuine humor. Carolyn Phelan
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