Ready, Set, Hop! (Mathstart)

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9780060258788: Ready, Set, Hop! (Mathstart)

Trying to find out which is the better hopper, two frogs named Matty and Moe teach the basic math skills of adding and subtracting to young readers who also get to try out their problem- solving skills.

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About the Author:

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.



Jon Buller has illustrated 26 books for children including Snug House, Bug House and No Tooth, No Quarter, both of which he co-wrote with his wife, Susan Schade.
Mr. Buller lives in Lyme, CT.

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Grade 1-3?This series entry flops as a stand?alone title. Matty and Moe are two frogs who decide to have a contest to see who can reach various spots with the fewest number of hops. Readers are encouraged to count, add, and subtract along with them. There is no background given for these skills; readers are expected to be able to understand the transition between counting hops, figuring out which number is greater than or less than the other, and translating these figures into a number problem. Although there is a page of information at the back to help parents introduce the concepts, it is not enough. The story frame is weak and will not hold readers' interest long enough for them to care about which frog wins, and the colorful cartoon illustrations can't save this no-hopper.?JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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