- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: AD290L (What's this?)
- Series: Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Books
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (August 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0590300121
- ISBN-13: 978-0590300124
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream (Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Books) Hardcover – August 1, 1998
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-The advantages of multiplication are introduced in a simple story about an African-American girl who loves to count things, both in and out of school, but is unsure how multiplication will speed up the process. After counting the tiles on the kitchen counter and the books on the library shelves, she falls asleep and begins to dream of a calm bike ride in the country. Then, eight sheep on bicycles come zooming by and stop at a barn to get five yarn balls apiece to give to seven grandmothers knitting sweaters. Amanda is overwhelmed by trying to tot up bicycle wheels, sheep legs, knitting needles, and sweater arms-until the sheep and the grandmothers begin shouting, "Multiply!" She awakes, convinced that she wants to learn how. Large, lively, ink-and-watercolor cartoons in cheerful colors are filled with objects to count, from lollipops to windowpanes. A comprehenive guide for adults on the usage of the principles and pictures in the book is included.
Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ages 6^-8. Known to her friends as Bean Counter, young Amanda Bean happily counts "anything and everything" by ones, twos, fives, and tens. Although her teacher tells her that learning multiplication is important, Amanda remains unconvinced until a strange dream presents her with arithmetic challenges that overwhelm her counting skills. She awakens (in both senses) and learns to multiply "anything and everything." The purpose of the tale could have sunk this picture book with its pedagogical weight, but the light tone of the first-person text and the deft drawing, bright hues, and buoyant good humor of Woodruff's ink-and-watercolor illustrations keep it afloat. The book ends with suggestions for using the book to teach multiplication. Carolyn Phelan
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That said, I plan to purchase all of these books for when he is ready - really great. I wish I had these when I was a kid!