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This story is fun and very easy to read. Through all of the silliness it teaches many things about money, counting it, earning it and spending it. Children will see why it helps to know how to count and add and subtract. Arthur and his sister are in for a day filled with surprises from a soap eating dog to a bunch of children demanding to have their toys cleaned for free. Arthur and Violet are a good sister and brother team. Violet has many ideas for her brother and willingly helps him. At the end she plays a little number trick on him and he gives her a sweet reward. Early elementary grade children will learn in an enjoyable way about saving, counting, doing story problems, negotiating, compromising, advertising, getting along with customers and prices that go up and come down. A few pictures have been described by the validator.
For use in schools and libraries only. Emergent readers will identify with Arthur, the young chimpanzee who is the star of the classic series, as he loses a tooth, finally parts with his beloved Honey Bear, and goes on a campout.
From the book: Arthur can read and his younger sister, Violet, can't--or so Arthur says. But it's Violet who helps Arthur read the rules for the Super Chimp Comic sales contest. And in the end, it's Violet who wins a prize, because she really can read. The latest adventure of the captivating chimp .... Convincingly childlike in structure and situation, the book conveys a universal humor through an easy-to-read vocabulary.
It's Thanksgiving, and Silly Tilly Mole is planning to make Thanksgiving dinner for all her friends. But where did she put the invitations? What happened to her recipes? And why is her house so full of frog? There's a big surprise in store for silly Tilly in this hilarious story with cheery full-color pictures by Lillian Hoban. "[Silly Tilly Mole] sends out recipe cards instead of invitations for Thanksgiving dinner. Even though she forgets to cook and falls asleep, the party is saved when her animal guests arrive with their favorite dishes. Watercolors in vibrant autumn hues accentuate this comedy of errors with quirky characterizations and fine brushwork. " BL.
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