The Big Buck Adventure (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Offers a rhyming account of a little girl's quandary as she tries to decide what she can get with her dollar in a candy shop, toy store, deli, and pet department.

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Author, adventurer, whale detective, pony wrangler, dog musher and all around fun hog, Shelley Gill lives her books! Shelley is the author of several children's books, including ALASKA, HAWAI'I, and SITKA ROSE. She was previously an editor at Alaska Woman magazine, and also worked as a reporter, editor, and publisher for the Frontiersman and Valley Sun newspapers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Shelley lives with her family on a ridge above Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2-A little girl gets a dollar allowance, goes to a store, and examines several options of what she can buy with it. Colorful, lively gouache paintings show a riot of goods available, all marked with price tags. The cutout color photos of actual currency make it easy for children to identify it. The text, however, is lackluster and the rhymes seem forced ("Four quarters times three equals/twelve gummy bear treats,/a much better deal/than ten at ten cents each"), sometimes making the word problems confusing. The math gets needlessly complicated, especially when readers are expected to make comparisons between products on different pages. The premise of "What can I buy for a dollar?" is a good one; however, the merchandise may be difficult for children to find in a neighborhood store. Most places no longer carry penny candy and may never have stocked pet fleas or pet flies, three for a penny. Jon Scieszka's Math Curse (Viking, 1995) and Rosemary Wells's hilarious Bunny Money (Dial, 1997) are better math stories in picture-book format.
Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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