Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!: A Mathematical Story

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Scholastic, Aug 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Kids will exercise their early math skills with this bestselling picture book--now available in Scholastic Bookshelf!

Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a family reunion! Mr. Comfort starts cooking up his famous spaghetti and meatballs, while Mrs. Comfort carefully arranges eight tables and thirty-two chairs so that everyone will have a seat. The tables look lovely, the food is ready, and here come the guests--with their own seating plans!
This delightful Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book uses wit and humor to draw children into thinking about area and perimeter.

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User Review  - athena.j - LibraryThing

The genre of this book is realistic fiction, but it could also be categorized as informational, as it contains mathematical elements. In this story, we follow the Comforts, a couple who wish to have ... Read full review

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User Review  - kfisher524 - LibraryThing

This is a book full of mathematics. This story is about Mr. and Mrs. Comfort trying to plan a family reunion. They have to figure out how to feed and sit all these people. As people start arriving ... Read full review

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Author and math teacher Marilyn Burns is noted for her many books that instill an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics into her school-age readers. Her books use traditional and original literature to address mathematical concepts. In addition to her instructive children's books Marilyn is the author of many books for teachers. She has also written books for children about food, time, and Hanukkah. She says that her writing career began as a ?fluke” when a friend asked her to write a book about math. This was the jumping off point for her literary career, during which she has written about a dozen books for children and the same number for teachers. She currently gives lectures and lessons in schools. Burns was born in 1941 and resides in Sausalito, CA.

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