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Children's Nonfiction General

A Fraction's Goal — Parts of a Whole

by (author) Brian P. Cleary

illustrated by Brian Gable

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2013
Category
General, Beginner, Fractions
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 3
Recommended Reading age
8 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781467713801
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780822578819
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $21.95

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Description

In this fun-filled look at fractions, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable demonstrate how fractions work by splitting whole objects into parts. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series divide everything from pieces of pizza to groups of people into halves, thirds, tenths, and more. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples take the fear out of fractions.From the author and illustrator duo of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series, Math Is CATegorical® introduces basic math concepts for young readers and reveals that sometimes math is easier to show than explain! Pairing clever rhyming verse with comical cartoon cats, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable help children add up just how fun math can be!

About the authors

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Brian P. Cleary's profile page

Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

"Brightened with eye-catching color combinations, Gable's cartoon-style illustrations express the simple mathematical ideas clearly, while his wacky critters add a good deal of humor. An upbeat introduction to fractions." --Booklist

"An entertaining starting point." --The Horn Book Guide

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