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# Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu

**"The concept of doubling goes down easy in this combination of multiplication facts, rhyme, humor — and diner food." — THE HORN BOOK**

Down on the farm one morning, Papa McFay orders his sons to hop to their chores. But from Minnie’s kitchen wafts a smell that gets the boys itchin’, and one by one, they succumb to the call of that sweet aroma. Each brother arrives at Minnie’s ...more

Paperback, 40 pages

Published
July 10th 2007
by Candlewick Press
(first published 2004)

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Personal reaction:

-I like this book because it makes children learn about the double concept. The pictures are amazing, and those pictures describe the story very well. However, I do not like it because it is poor in vocabulary. They use simple word like “ big sniff, hungry, and taste good.”

Purpose:

-Read aloud for children from age five to eight.

-Discuss with the children the double concept. Also, this book would be a good resource for introduction to multiplication concept.

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CIP: "Rhyming tale of five boys and their father who forget ...more

Apr 08, 2010
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This book is hysterical and so much fun to read!

It is a short but fun story about 5 brothers who live on a farm. There father tells them they can't stop to eat until the chores are done. But one-by-one they smell the delicious food from Minnie's Diner and one-by-one they wander down to the diner for some food. The menu multiplies as each brother goes to eat.

It is a short but fun story about 5 brothers who live on a farm. There father tells them they can't stop to eat until the chores are done. But one-by-one they smell the delicious food from Minnie's Diner and one-by-one they wander down to the diner for some food. The menu multiplies as each brother goes to eat.

*Minnie's Diner*is not only a funny story with funny pictures, too, but my kids enjoyed the little bit of math that is worked into this tale. ...more
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Great story to demonstrate multiplication and doubling. I would use this story in the classroom by reading it first and then allowing the students to act it out to see if they came up with the same results as the book. This is great way to have fun with a difficult concept.

Aug 02, 2013
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This is an entertaining tale that teaches about the power of doubling, or in other words the exponential growth of two. The narrative is fun to read aloud and the illustrations are very humorous. We enjoyed reading this book together.

This funny, rhyming tale of a bunch of hungry brothers is a great way to teach multiplication.

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Dayle Ann Dodds is the author of numerous picture books for children, including THE SHAPE OF THINGS, TEACHER'S PETS, THE GREAT DIVIDE: A MATHEMATICAL MARATHON, and MINNIE'S DINER: A MULTIPLYING MENU. A former elementary school teacher, she lives in Carmel Valley, California.

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