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 has written over 8 books for children and young adults, including picture books, poetry collections, novels, and nonfiction, such as the award-winning math title, "Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree." Her books have received numerous accolades, notably the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor, the Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best, a Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice, and a Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award nomination.
DOUG CUSHMAN has illustrated and/or written over 100 books for children and collected a number of honors along the way, including a Reading Rainbow selection, a "New York Times" bestseller, and the New York Public Library's Best 100 Books of 2000.
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."