- You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
Give Me Half! Paperback – Mar 27 1996
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
What I really did not like is the tone and the words the children and the mom (whom you do not see) in the story use. They are not very respectful to each other. I looked past the title "Give me Half" hoping the rest of the book would not be that sassy but I was wrong. Things like "I know you want some pizza, sis...you only get one slice" then "you'd better give me more than that", later on "you'd better give me some". Doesn't sound so terrible when you are reading it to yourself but when you read it to children (in my case, 4 year old twins) it sounds really sassy and rude, even my children noticed it and commented about the rude words on almost every page.
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Children's Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts
- Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > Math > Fractions
- Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction
- Books > Kids & Family Store > Ages 4-8
- Books > Kids & Family Store > Baby-3
- Books > Science & Math > Mathematics > Popular & Elementary > Arithmetic
- Books > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction