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MY EVEN DAY

Author: Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed

Illustrator: Karen Lee

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Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing, ©2007

Material: paperback

Summary: What would you do if your mom had two heads? and you had two left shoes? How would you handle the class trip to the zoo? Such are the dilemmas our young student faces when he wakes up and realizes that everything in his day is an even number! With rhyming text and a busy day, children learn their even numbers.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 7

Age of Child: Shared with a Kindergarten class of twenty five- and six-year-olds.

Young Reader Reaction: The kids had a lot of fun with the story. They liked the silliness of it and there was plenty of laughter. We read this with One Odd Day so when we got to the end and our student sees only half his hair, they were ready to read about fractions!

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a great book. Together, One Odd Day and My Even Day introduce math for the early elementary set. They succeed in getting the kids excited about math. You can't ask for more than that.

Pros: This rhyming book offers a humorous story to introduce kids to even numbers.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a fun book that offer a story kids want to hear again and educational content, too.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ONE ODD DAY   I WONDER ...   MR. BASE TEN INVENTS MATHEMATICS

Educational Themes: This is a companion title to One Odd Day The books introduce kids to numbers and math. This title includes some grids for helping kids understand multiplication, too. Sylvan Dell offers educational activities to go with the book, but there is plenty of self-directed stuff you can do, too. Get the kids to draw a picture with only EVEN numbers of things ... or walk around their house with a list of things to find (in even numbers)!

Notes: Winner: 2008 Teacher's Choice Award, sponsored by Learning Magazine

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, math

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2008

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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