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Full House An Invitation to Fractions : Big Book - Dayle Ann Dodds

Full House An Invitation to Fractions

Big Book

By: Dayle Ann Dodds, Abby Carter (Illustrator)


Published: 25th September 2012
For Ages: 5+ years old
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"Fresh, whimsical illustrations fairly float off the pages. . . . Rhyming text invites readers. . . . A fun choice for reinforcing the concept of fractions." -School Library Journal

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!

About the Author

Dayle Ann Dodds is the author of numerous picture books for children, including The Shape Of Things, Teacher's Pets, The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon, and Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu. A former elementary school teacher, she lives in Carmel Valley, California.

Abby Carter has illustrated many books for children, including My Hippie Grandmother, Andy Shane And The Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle, and Andy Shane And The Pumpkin Trick. She lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.


Great to tune readers into a mathematics


This is an entertaining book to show students that fractions can be used in different situations . The difficulty with fractions is the 'whole' keeps changing .This book gives two situations that are different yet the same fraction is used in both situations . Powerful for children's understanding. Great to read to the children because the book I purchased was a big book.

Perth WA


Full House An Invitation to Fractions

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Repetitious phrasing and rollicking rhymes make this a good choice for younger readers, as do the visuals used to portray fractional amounts...The 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 read... 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

ISBN: 9780763660901
ISBN-10: 0763660906
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5+ years old
For Grades: K - 2
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 25th September 2012
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 34.5 x 40.4  x 0.1
Weight (kg): 0.44