written by Brian Cleary
illustrated by Brian Gable
In Cleary's trademark
bouncy verse, On the
Scale presents basic weights and measures through
age-appropriate examples employing both English and metric units of
measurement. Accompanying cartoons by Gable
add energy and humor.
It can be hard to grab and retain students attention during measurement lesson plans. This book adds just enough humor and zip to make the difference!
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School Library Journal agrees,
saying "this humorous title should prove useful in both
classroom and family discussions."
Interest Level: Gr. 2-5 Grade Equivalent: 3.8 Lexile Measure: 780L
Here's a spread from inside the book. Again, Gable's zany, cartoon illustrations fill the pages and Cleary's bouncy, rhyming text creates a fun way to learn about weights and measures. (Text reads: Weighing things is how we find the heaviness of stuff -- a soccer ball, great-grandma's shawl, and bags of pillow fluff.") Kids love the goofy examples Cleary has picked and the zany cartoon cats too.
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