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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-845-1
$7.99 $7.99
978-0-76134-657-9
$34.65 $25.99
978-0-76137-361-2
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-51247-879-2
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.8
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
BISACS JNF035000, JNF013070
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

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

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.

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.