Albert Helps Out
From the Series Mouse Math ®
What could be better than a Captain Slime penny? Albert needs two quarters to use the library’s new penny-smashing machine. Luckily, Wanda has a great idea for how Albert can earn the money.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|BISACS||JUV009030, JUV047000, JUV009090|
|Dimensions||8.5 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||187372|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Activities, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Note to adults, Note to educators, Original artwork, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
This new entry in the Mouse Math series sends Albert to the fair, where there are plenty of opportunities to double up.
His friend Leo out when Albert comes calling, the little mouse heads to the fair with big sister Wanda and buys two maps (one for Leo), ride the Ferris wheel four times—twice for himself and then twice more for Leo—wins the pie-eating contest by chowing down on three slices and then three more, and plays the ring toss until he wins the eight tokens needed for two packages of five Robo-Rat action figures. At each stop the arithmetical doubling is depicted below the simple cartoon illustrations with number sentences and iconic images of such items as tickets or pie slices. Suggestions for discussions topics and enrichment activities at the end are addressed to educators, but young readers should have no trouble themselves re-creating the paper-towel-tube ring toss that Albert and Leo set up after discovering that they had both been to the fair and now have an oversupply of Robo-Rats. Simultaneously publishing are Albert Helps Out (using coins) and Where’s Albert? (skip counting), both also by May, and Bravo, Albert! (patterns), by Lori Haskins Houran.
Author: Eleanor May
Eleanor May is the author of many books for Kane Press, including several titles in the Mouse Math and Math Matters series. She lives with her family in eastern Pennsylvania.
Illustrator: Deborah Melmon
Deborah Melmon has been a freelance illustrator in the San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years. Among her many picture books are Picnic at Camp Shalom, Speak Up, Tommy, One Good Deed, and Chicken Soup, Chicken, Soup. Deborah lives with a comical Airedale Terrier named Mack.
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Mouse Math ®
Say cheese! Albert and Wanda are here! Kids will relate to these spunky mouse characters who live in the walls of a People House and learn about numbers, shapes, sizes, and more—all while avoiding Groucho the dreaded cat! Each book in the Mouse Math® series… View available downloads →