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# Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement

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Mischief and measurement go hand in hand in this hilarious story about a beaver trying to fix the leak in his clam and the bull-frog who plays a big joke on him. What do twelve snails, three lizards, and one hungry snake have to do with Milo Beaver's leak and Bubba Bullfrog's joke? Well, it just so happens that these pond-side animals are the perfect tools for measuring . ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Jan 12, 2013 Victoria Hill rated it liked it
Shelves: animal-stories
This would be a great book to supplement a math unit where the goal is to understand measurement and conversion (inch, feet, and yard). This books gives kids a fun way to breakdown these concepts and does a good job explaining and repeating the conversions. In the back of the book is another visual of the conversions made throughout the story as well as some cool facts about the animals depicted.
This is a great math literature book I would use to teach about measurements. It compares an inch to a length of a snail and a foot to the length of a lizard. These analogies will help students understand that 12 inches is equivalent to one foot and also assist in helping students understand other units of measurements.
Dec 01, 2012 Christina Camp rated it really liked it
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This is another cute book about measurement. It uses animals to represent inches, feet, and yards. It gives the students a much easier way of understanding each unit and being able to know when it is appropriate to use it. There is also an adorable lesson plan using ribbons to go along with it.
Mar 02, 2012 Luana rated it really liked it
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This book teaches students about measuring. It starts out with inches, then moves to feet, and then yards. I think that this book is just so cute! This also follows the Van Hiele model. It uses snail units to show children how to measure vs. jumping into more formal instruments of measuring.
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Good introduction to measurements book. Would be fun to read the book than have the students find things around the class that can be used for equivalent measurements. Great for showing the relationship of centimeters to inches and inches to feet.
May 07, 2016 Rani rated it really liked it
Engaging way to introduce measurements to kids.
Good for:
1. Measuring
2. Estimation
3. Very colorful and funny, young kids will enjoy it
Mar 16, 2015 Paula rated it really liked it
Bubba the bullfrog helps Milo the beaver build a dam by explaining to him the concepts of inches, feet, and yards.
Oct 12, 2009 Samantha rated it liked it
This would be GREAT in a few years when I am in a math class. It was still a fun story but I couldn't understand all that was going on.
Sep 28, 2012 Andd Becker rated it it was ok
The theme is measurement.
May 21, 2011 Michelle Francis rated it really liked it
This is a cute book and it really helped my students get to know the link between inches, feet, and yards.
Mar 02, 2010 Linda Costello rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math
Great book for measurement. Discusses different units of measurement. standard and non-standard. includes approximation.
Nicely illustrates how a standard allows things to be measured.
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