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3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  86 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
When a hot-tempered dragon seizes the local bridge, the people of Berryville are cut off from their supply of beloved strawberries until they can correctly answer three questions related to weight. The grownups of the town are stumped, but one very smart little girl saves the day with some facts she learned in school.  

From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 48 pages
Published April 14th 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published May 1st 1998)
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Kim Schneider
Apr 10, 2013 Kim Schneider rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Little Holly of Berrytown comes up with a terrific plan to save her small town from the dragon who will not let them cross the bridge to gather berries. A great book for introducing weight to small children.
May 23, 2009 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book! Faith is into numbers, measuring and weighing right now. This book does a great job of explaining mass and weight to a small child:)
Ruby Ridge
Mar 05, 2017 Ruby Ridge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Got it for my little girl - neither of us regret it, both of us recommend it.
Apr 01, 2012 Tam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: early-reader
This is a "Step 3" book meaning it has engaging characters, easy-to-follow plots, and popular topics. It asks if your child is comfortable tackling new words and does your child like to read on their own. If so, this book is recommended. It also says it's for grades 1-3. My 5-year-old loved this book.

As a parent, I liked that it had opportunities for kids to think. For example, the dragon and a little girl each answered the question, ""Which weighs more, one apple or two peas?" The dragon said,
Mar 18, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Shelves: childrens, math, 2012
This is a fun story about comparative weight measures using a scale. The story is entertaining and educates without being boring or overly didactic. The illustrations are colorful and would appeal to any dragon fan. Our girls enjoyed the story, but thought the dragon was rather dull for not knowing the obvious answers. It's a good book for beginning readers and would be useful to read to a class who is just starting to learn about comparative weights. We've read this book a couple of times.
Wooden Horse
May 04, 2011 Wooden Horse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always liked this book because it's about a dragon. Today was the first time I actually read it though. The supporting character, Holly, is pretty clever outsmarting such a fine dragon. She is also very kind to allow the poor dragon to redeem itself in the end.
Meg McGregor
Mar 01, 2014 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A wonderful story that incorporates math into almost all of its pages.

A little girl and a dragon have a contest seeing which objects weigh more. A fun story that children will want to read over and over again.

Read again on June 21, 2014.
Jun 30, 2009 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My son loved this book as I did. It is an easy reader for about 1st-2nd graders and teaches about the importance of learning, kindness, and some math smarts as well. It is about a girl, a teacher, and a dragon, so my 4 year old girl liked it as well.
Feb 23, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing
longer words and sentences; simple math lesson; engaging story; wonderful illustrations

themes: berries, dragons, math, smart girls, weights
Aug 29, 2013 M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, and challenging for young minds in science and math!
Cute and with a simple math lesson.
This is great for teaching weight.
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