Measuring Penny

Measuring Penny

Book - 1997
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Lisa learns about the mathematics of measuring by measuring her dog Penny with all sorts of units, including pounds, inches, dog biscuits, and cotton swabs.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805053609
0805053603
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : 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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