by Dayle Ann Dodds
illustrated by John Manders
The McFay brothers don't want to do their chores, so one by one,
they sneak over to Minnie's Diner to eat.
Since Minnie thinks each brother looks about
twice the size
of the one just younger than him, she gives each brother twice the
food. This reaches comic proportions and is a
clever way of teaching multiplication.
Your kids will love the funny ending, when Papa McFay arrives and ends up being a thin fella who eats the most food of all--32 of everything! School Library Journal was right when they said "children will appreciate the humor and groan with delight when they recognize the math pattern and anticipate ever-larger amounts of food."
Interest Level: Grade 1-4 DRA Level: 30
Grade Equivalent: 1.5 Guided Reading: N
Below is a sample spread from inside Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu :
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