Measuring Penny

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Square Fish, Sep 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ...

Penny's nose = 1 inch long
Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long
Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide

... and that's only the beginning! Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.

This clear and engaging concept book, delivered with a sense of humor, is certain to win over the most reluctant mathematician.

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Funny story that deals with measuring by standard and non standard units. Read full review

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User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

I loved this sweet book about the care a girl takes of her dog. PLUS it is a great way to talk and introduce measurement. Using standard and nonstandard units explaining that you can find a way to measure almost anything!!! Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Loreen Leedy is the author/illustrator of many childrenís books, including Itís Probably Penny and Mapping Penny's World. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she majored in art in college but wasnít sure what kind of artist she wanted to be. She started out making jewelry in the shape of pigs, cats, dragons, and other animals, and then one day she started making book characters out of her animals. She is skilled at making concepts fun and accessible to children, and often speaks at conferences and in schools throughout the United States. She lives with her husband in central Florida.

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