From Publishers Weekly
Miss Prime teaches her animal students to add by having them play detective and invent word problems in six comic-strip stories. Ages 5-8.
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3?In a style similar to that of her successful Fraction Action (1994) and 2 X 2 = Boo! (1996, both Holiday), Leedy guides readers through the learning-addition maze by using examples from the everyday world. Her growing complement of math titles pairs well with Stuart J. Murphy's "MathStart" series (HarperCollins). Here, in separate vignettes, Miss Prime and her class of animal students learn to add by playing detective and counting clues, taking a class survey, inventing word problems, and figuring out a lunch bill; two other situations focus on adding the profits of a yard sale and keeping score in a game. Although the breaks between the different scenes are not very well delineated, Leedy's explanations are clear and concise, and her colorful pictures feature a bevy of amusing animals. The math projects presented can spawn ideas for teachers and parents. Under Leedy's sure hand, Mission: Addition will not be Mission: Impossible.?Barbara Elleman, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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