On the Scale, a Weighty Tale

From the Series Math Is CATegorical ®

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In this wacky look at weight, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce essential measurement units—from grams to pounds to tons. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how to measure trucks, trains, ducks, cranes, and more. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make light work of this heavy topic.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.8
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF013070, JNF035000
Dewey 530.8'1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.875 x 9
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Brian Gable

Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Gable’s colorful illustrations seethe with motion, as zany cartoon animals (primarily cats) mischievously frolic to illuminate the text. The clear and humorous examples drawn from life enable kids to understand easily and then apply the information. For those just beginning the numbers adventure, this one tips the scale.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Cheery, child-friendly examples are used for both English and metric measurements, progressing from smaller to larger weights in this approachable explanation of the topic.”
School Library Journal