Lemonade for Sale: Bar Graphs (Mathstart: Level 3 (HarperCollins Library))

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Four kids and their sidekick, Petey the parrot, run a sometimes thriving lemonade stand whose patrons include all kinds of wacky neighbors—even a juggler. They create a bar graph to track the rise and fall of their lemonade sales. Illustrator Tricia Tusa has imbued the story with her delightful sense of humor and has made understanding bar graphs a breeze.

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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 Evanston, Illinois.

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Grade 1-3AFour children decide to sell lemonade to make money to fix their clubhouse. For three days, they keep a bar graph to track their sales. It shows a steady increase and then a noticeable drop. After finding out that the competition is a new kid juggling down the street, they ask him to perform beside the stand and sales increase "over the top." The humorous and colorful illustrations will appeal to young children, but they may not be ready for the concept of bar graphs. Older children interested in learning about them are likely to find the book too young in appearance and story line. A two-page appendix is included "For Adults and Kids" who need additional ideas for using this book. The math lesson is heavy-handed, and the target audience questionable. However, this one has the advantage of competently done, amusing illustrations.ANancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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