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THE GREAT DIVIDE

Author: Suzanne Slade

Illustrator: Erin Hunter

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Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishers,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This picture book uses a number of different animals to introduce a child to division. In the “For Creative Minds” section of the book you’ll find material on collective nouns, where the various animals live, and some exercises using division. This is an informational picture book that helps kids with math concepts.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 10; read yourself: 8 and up

Interest Level: 5 to 9

Reading Level: 2.2

Age of Child: Read with a 6-year-old boy

Young Reader Reaction: My friend’s son found the book interesting and it did assist him in grasping the concept of division. He liked the animal illustrations.

Adult Reader Reaction: The book is well designed with nice art. The four pages of activities at the end are excellent.

Pros: Great art and animal illustrations add to making this a non-threatening way of introducing a child to division.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Division isn't something that kids "get" right away. It will be handy for them to have this book around if they need a refresher.

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

Educational Themes: Although math is the concept most highlighted in the book itself, there are other ways to use the book. It could be a launching pad for discussions of specific animals and their habitats, for example. The Creative Minds section has ideas on using it for language arts, too

Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, animal characters, math, literacy

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2012

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




                 

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