With Dayle Ann Dodds's engaging rhymes and Abby Carter's dynamic illustrations, this introduction to fractions is a piece of cake.
Miss Bloom runs the Strawberry Inn, and she absolutely loves visitors. Throughout the day, she welcomes a cast of hilarious characters, from a duchess to a dog trainer, until all the rooms are taken. It's a full house! But in the middle of the night, Miss Bloom realizes that something is just not right — and sure enough, downstairs the guests are eating her cake. Readers will be happily inspired to do the math and discover that one delicious cake divided by five hungry guests and one hospitable hostess equals a perfect midnight snack at the Strawberry Inn.
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"Fresh, whimsical illustrations fairly fl oat off the pages. Rhyming text invites readers. . . . A fun choice for reinforcing the concept of fractions." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (Ages 6-9)
Miss Bloom runs the Strawberry Inn, and she loves visitors. All through the day she welcomes a cast of hilarious characters until all the rooms are taken. It's a full house! But in the middle of the night, Miss Bloom senses that something is amiss — and sure enough, the guests are all downstairs eating dessert. Readers will be inspired to do the math and discover that one delicious cake divided by five hungry guests and one doting hostess equals a perfect midnight snack at the Strawberry Inn. Piece of cake!
Repetitious phrasing and rollicking rhymes make this a good choice for younger readers, as do the visuals used to portray fractional amountsï¿½The brightly colored watercolor illustrations are quirky and delightfully detailed, and the cast of characters brimming with personality. —Kirkus Reviews
This colorful, upbeat picture book shows fractions in a nonthreatening manner and lets children, teachers and parents decide if they want to use the story as a springboard to further instruction. —Booklist
Fresh, whimsical watercolor illustrations fairly float off the pages. —School Library Journal
Abby Carter's illustrations are a riot. —Sunday Republican
Dodds' delightful rhymes make math not only fun but funny. —Flint Journal
[The] rhymes are pleasant and easy to readï¿½ Lessons are told in a manner so subtle that the story is never lost. —Eclectica
A clever and painless way of introducing a child to fractions. —Central Coast Freelance