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Debbie Tilley. VG lg sz PB. Math concepts presented in a way to delight children and help develop their love of reading. 32 people are coming to a. Family reunion and she has to figure out how to seat them all for a spaghetti dinner.
Tilley, Debbie. Very Good in Good to Very Good jacket. Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! : A Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns. Hardback story/picture book is quite clean and in very good condition. Dust jacket is good to very good and in a Brodart protector-nice looking book. NOT AN EX-LIB!
Publishers Weekly, 1997-07-28 Burns (The I Hate Mathematics! Book) inventively turns a family reunion into a lesson on perimeters. Readers can hone their division skills as Mr. Comfort bakes "16 loaves of garlic bread" and rolls "96 meatballs" for the 32 attendees. Meanwhile, Mrs. Comfort perfectly arranges 32 chairs around eight square tables, according to a bird's-eye-view blueprint. Family will be family, however, and as the guests arrive, they elect to sit together, carelessly pushing tables into banquet-style rectangles that won't accommodate all 32 chairs. Tilley's (Riddle-icious) wide-angle illustrations provide a good view of the mel?e, as visitors rearrange at whim and a harried Mrs. Comfort brandishes her map of the original plan. In an afterword, Burns suggests that adults act as guides to young audiences and use cutout squares to represent the table placement. A wise recommendation if the intention is to teach, but for many the mirthful game of musical chairs may take precedence over perimeters. Ages 7-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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