Double Play!: Monkeying Around with Addition (Hardcover)

By Betsy Franco, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
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Brrriiiing! Recess time! Little chimps Jill and Jake find more than just their favorite games in the schoolyard today. They also discover the important mathematical concept of doubling, or adding a number to itself. Easy to learn and fun to memorize, doubling is a valuable problem-solving tool that helps kids prepare for multiplication. A must-have addition to any math-themed picture book library, Double Play makes this arithmetic lesson as welcome as recess.

About the Author

Betsy Franco is the author of numerous books for children, including "Counting Our Way to the 100th Day!" and "Mathematickles!", both illustrated by Steven Salerno; and "Birdsongs", illustrated by Steve Jenkins. She and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. They have three sons -- two actors and a sculptor. Visit Betsy's website at

Doug Cushman has illustrated more than 100 children's books, 20 or so of which he has written. The inspirations of many stories have been born with a scribbled character in a sketch book or a cafe napkin. Among Doug s many honors, he has gained a place on the New York Times Children s Best Sellers list and on the 2003 Children s Literature Choice list. He has received a National Cartoonist s Society Reuben award and a 2004 Christopher Award for his book illustrations. Doug is a fan of mystery novels and enjoys cooking, eating, and absorbing French culture and inspiration, as well as a few extra kilos, in his new part-time home in Paris, France.

Praise For…

Review, School Library Journal, June 1, 2011
"Young students will enjoy the book for its play aspect, not realizing that the math lesson is built into it. Every elementary school needs this one."

Review, Booklist, July 1, 2011
"The bright, buoyant line-and-watercolor illustrations amplify the cheerful tone of the story while clearly delineating the objects meant to be counted. Useful for teachers and fun for students."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781582463841
ISBN-10: 1582463840
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Publication Date: July 12th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English