- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: 1 - 2
- Hardcover: 1 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic; 1st Edition edition (September 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0590865846
- ISBN-13: 978-0590865845
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 11.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jelly Beans for Sale Hardcover – September 1, 1996
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-2?Yum! Brilliantly colored jelly beans selling for a penny apiece provide the scheme for McMillan's wonderfully clever concept book about money. Beginning with monetary values and clear photos of pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters, the book follows a happy group of kids across full-color pages as they buy those delectable treats. "1? = 1 jelly bean" features one penny offered for one red candy and a child dressed in a red shirt eating the same. Even the photographed border is a closeup of jelly beans. The transactions become more involved with five pennies, one nickle, two nickles, one dime and so forth. Each double-page spread highlights different coins, different colored beans, and kids in coordinated shirts. More closely related to curriculum needs than Barbara Barbieri McGrath's The M & M's Counting Book (Charlesbridge, 1994) and more fun than Tana Hoban's 26 Letters and 99 Cents (Greenwillow, 1987), Jelly Beans adds up to a best buy. An excellent math concept book from an author/illustrator with an eye for color, children, and counting.?Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ages 4^-8. McMillan adds another winner to his list of clever math concept books with this introduction to coin values and simple addition. Beginning with the equation "1 = of children using different coin combinations to purchase the candies from a neighborhood stand. Each transaction is depicted in a close-up photo of jelly beans and the coins needed to make the transaction. A math equation summing up the picture appears in a box below. The opposite page shows the customers, in clothing color coordinated to match the candy, enjoying their purchases. It is the combination of artful design, attention to detail, and gorgeous photography that makes the book stand out. Supplements of interest include information on how jelly beans are made and a toll-free number for teachers who would like to obtain a free classroom kit on the subject. Lauren Peterson
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The main weakness of this book is that, although the photo subjects seem to be having lots of fun, the eighties-style photos seem to be poorly exposed. Nevertheless, this is a great method to teach various denominations of coins. I recommend it as a library-checkout, especially if the teacher/parent is able to set up a private jelly bean store afterwards for some buying practice.
Buy this book, and a big bag of jelly beans and have fun with your kids for hours--they may even learn something:)
There is even a handy section in the back of the book with "The History of Jelly Beans" and "Presidents, Coins & Jelly Beans".
Also includes information for how elementary school teachers can obtain a classroom kit for jelly beans and counting - complete with stickers & a poster.