Fractions = Trouble!

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Jun 21, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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If Wilson Williams thought multiplication was difficult, he is finding fractions impossible. And when his parents hire a math tutor for him, he is sure he's the only kid in the history of Hill Elementary to have one. Wilson is determined to make sure that no one finds out, not even his best friend, Josh. At least his pet hamster, Pip, is sympathetic. Pip is going to be part of Wilson's science fair project, because any project with hamsters in it is bound to be wonderful. But Josh has the coolest project of all: at what temperature does a pickle explode? Unfortunately, it looks as if Wilson's secret may end up exploding their friendship.
Claudia Mills' Fractions = Trouble is a fun and thoroughly relatable story that Kirkus Reviews calls an "excellent selection for early chapter-book readers."


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User Review  - jenniferm14 - LibraryThing

Wilson Williams is a second grade boy who loves his hamster, but he has a large problem pertaining to school. Wilson hates math, avoids it, and is struggling with fractions. On top of that, his ... Read full review

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User Review  - mburgess - LibraryThing

I read this book to a group of fifth grades and they were not really interested. The book mentioned an important message. I think many children feel that having a tutor is not cool. I thought this was an excellent, but it should be read to the lower grades. Read full review

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Claudia Mills is the acclaimed author of many books for children, including How Oliver Olson Changed the World and 7 x 9 = Trouble!. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
G. Brian Karas is the illustrator of numerous books for children. He lives in the Hudson Valley in New York with his family.

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