Bean Thirteen

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, May 10, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
3 Reviews
Ralph warns Flora not to pick that thirteenth bean. Everyone knows it¬'s unlucky! Now that they¬'re stuck with it, how can they make it disappear? If they each eat half the beans, there¬'s still one left over. And if they invite a friend over, they each eat four beans, but there¬'s still one left over! And four friends could each eat three beans, but there¬'s still one left over! HOW WILL THEY ESCAPE THE CURSE OF BEAN THIRTEEN?!

A funny story about beans, that may secretly be about . . . math! Sometimes you can divide, but you just can¬'t conquer (the bean thirteen, that is).

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User Review  - amyolivia - LibraryThing

When I was young, I loved to color in books that had simple pictures with big, bold outlines. The artwork in this book reminds me of those coloring books. It's fairly simple. The story is cute, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - KimJD - LibraryThing

A wonderful story to reinforce the concept of division. My second graders enjoy the bickering back and forth between siblings Ralph and Flora as they try to figure out a way to share the thirteen ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Matthew McElligott teaches illustration and design at the Sages Colleges in Albany, and is most recently the author and illustrator of Backbeard and the Birthday Suit and Absolutely Not. He lives in Selkirk, New York.

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