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The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book Paperback – December 1, 1999
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Hardcover
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More About the Author
My family moved to Medford, Massachusetts when I was young. I went to elementary school at Mt. Trinity Academy, not far from where my publisher is located in Watertown, Massachusetts. I never wrote a book in elementary school, and we never kept journals. In the neighborhood where I grew up, almost every family had seven to nine children. I guess that you could say that there were...KIDS EVERYWHERE!
I went to high school at Boston College High School, a Jesuit all-boys school in downtown Boston. The priests and other teachers were really wonderful. I played football and ran track. I had a great high school experience and I think later it made my studies in college much easier. My sons Neil and Eric graduated from Boston College High School in 2001 and 2003. Neil was named after a teacher I had, Fr. Neil Callahan, S.J. I never wrote a book in high school, and I never wrote for the school newspaper. I was too shy and was afraid of what other kids would think.
After high school I went to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. I majored in business, a subject that would help me later in life when I decided to publish my first book. At Georgetown, I met my wife, Linda. In college I was an average student and was captain of the Georgetown University Rugby Team. I never wrote for the college newspaper, and I never imagined writing books. A couple of years later, Linda and I got married and I started to work at an insurance company in Boston. During the first six years of being married, we had four kids. It seemed like there were...KIDS EVERYWHERE!
Today, we sometimes spend time with my 31 nieces and nephews...again...KIDS EVERYWHERE!
I learned valuable skills while talking to people, selling insurance and collecting money. When I came home from work, Linda would ask me to "read to the kids!" I loved reading to my kids and I learned to appreciate children's books. The first few books that we bought were alphabet books and counting books. "A" was always for Apple and "Z" was always for Zebra. One day I decided, "Hey, I can do this!" I had an idea. I would write an alphabet book about the Atlantic Ocean. I spent every summer at Peggotty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts. I have great memories of lobstering, fishing, mossing, clamming and rowing in my dory.
I wrote my first book in 1985 when I was 32 years old. I came up with the idea, wrote it, designed it, researched it, edited it and my cousin illustrated it. I published it myself under the name of Peggotty Beach Books. What fun! It was first printed on July 7, 1986. I'll never forget that day. The book eventually became the #1 best-selling book at the New England Aquarium. I was afraid that only my mother would like it. Teachers and kids told me they really liked my book.
While speaking in schools, teachers also told me they were looking for simple non-fiction nature books. It gave me the confidence to write more. My next book, "The Icky Bug Alphabet Book", has sold more than 1 million copies. My third book, "The Bird Alphabet Book" was voted one of the best books of the year by Birders World Magazine. I now have over twenty alphabet books, more than twenty math books, also the Icky Bug books, a holiday series, a U.S. Military series, Who Would Win? books, a biography and a few stories. My goal has always been to write interesting, fact-filled, fun to read, beautifully illustrated color children's books. Thank you to all my illustrators: Ralph Masiello, Frank Mazzola, Jr., Rob Bolster, Edgar Stewart, Leslie Evans, Mark Astrella, David Biedrzycki, Bonnie Gee, Shennen Bersani, Tom Leonard and Howard McWilliam. I now visit more than 150 schools per year. Guess what? There are still...KIDS EVERYWHERE!
I love writing books and I love visiting schools all over the United States. I think I have the best job in the world!
Top Customer Reviews
would be DELIGHTED to contract this fever! As elementary school
teacher, I have used Hershey Bars and their wrappers to teach
fractions for years. The kids LOVE it! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this
book to parents as a primary teaching tool or as an enrichment
resource. It not uses pictures of the Hershey Bar to show several
fractions in twelfths, but explains their relationship to the whole. For example, 3/12 + 9/12= 12/12=1. On one page it shows two ways to name a fraction-- as the fraction itself and in
simplest form (reduced to lowest terms), although it doesn't
say so in exactly those words. At the end, the author shows
13/12, and says that more than one whole candy bar would be used.
I like this book because it can be easily adapted for use with
older children by including mixed numbers, writing fractions in
simplest form, and even decimals/percentages. Also, I enjoyed the
inclusion of facts and questions about The Hershey Candy Company
and the ingredients used, as well as where cacao trees grow.
This book could also be used as part of a unit about chocolate!
Buy it and enjoy the fun as you eat your Hershey Bar!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fun way for 2nd to 4th Graders to learn about fractions!!Published 5 months ago by Mary Carruthers
This is a wonderful book to use as an anticipatory set before learning about fractions. It can be used on all ages.Published 21 months ago by Brenda J. Hargis
This is a great book to help students have hands on teaching using a Hershey bar to learn about fractions!Published on June 17, 2013 by Verbs5
I bought this as a gift for a teacher friend, whom I'm sure found it useful. Just reviewing it to get it out of my unrated list.Published on June 12, 2013 by J. Wardein