Measuring Penny

Measuring Penny

Book - 1997
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Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ...

Penny's nose = 1 inch long
Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long
Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide

... and that's only the beginning! Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.

This clear and engaging concept book, delivered with a sense of humor, is certain to win over the most reluctant mathematician.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
ISBN: 9780805065725
9780439083287
0439083281
9780805053609
0805053603
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.

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DaytonMuse May 07, 2013

My four-year-old loves that the story has her name in it. She also likes all the different dogs depicted. She hasn't requested this story much, though, perhaps because there isn't a plot or anything. It's about a girl measuring all aspects of her dog, from size, to leap height, to how much she eats, etc. I liked that it talks about standard measurements (inches, cm, lbs) and non-standard measures (ie: a tail is 5 dog biscuits long). I think this book will be fun to re-examine when my daughter is doing a little more detailed math in years to come.

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