I wanted to love this book- and I did, at least until the plot jumped out of the 60's/70's. The first half of the book was interesting, well written,I wanted to love this book- and I did, at least until the plot jumped out of the 60's/70's. The first half of the book was interesting, well written, and all that was needed for this novel. The second half, well, I felt left way too many unanswered questions and half written plots....more

A great book to show division! I would use this book with a hands on lesson with real cookies. We'd have the cookies and add more plates when each perA great book to show division! I would use this book with a hands on lesson with real cookies. We'd have the cookies and add more plates when each person entered the story until one cookie was on each plate. This is also a great lesson on sharing with friends....more

This book is great for a life unit in science. The story goes in great detail on the growth cycle of the carrot plant and the resources needed to helpThis book is great for a life unit in science. The story goes in great detail on the growth cycle of the carrot plant and the resources needed to help a plant grow. Students can use this book as a resource while they are growing their own plants in the classroom....more

While the process of learning about how sardine's are packed weren't exactly pleasant, I did find this book to be great for mathematics in the field oWhile the process of learning about how sardine's are packed weren't exactly pleasant, I did find this book to be great for mathematics in the field of measurement and capacity. After reading the book, children can get their own different sized "Sardine cans" and place fake sardines (or sardine replicas) into the box to fill it's CAPACITY. Children can then count how many sardines it took to fill their capacity, write it on their box and close it. When everyone is finished, they can trade boxes and check that their capacity count is correct....more

This is a very adorable book for a math lesson on counting and addition! The different pages of the book go through the different amounts of "things"This is a very adorable book for a math lesson on counting and addition! The different pages of the book go through the different amounts of "things" that the litle girl eats, and there are ways to expand the numbers on the page. For example, she ate a certain number of frogs on one page, but how many frog LEGS did the girl eat? That can bring children to higher levels of addition, or even the beginning stages of multiplication....more

This is a fantastic book to teach children about conscious eating. HOWEVER, don't tell children that they will turn pink if they eat junk food! Use thThis is a fantastic book to teach children about conscious eating. HOWEVER, don't tell children that they will turn pink if they eat junk food! Use this story to describe other ways junk food REALLY affect your body. Instead of saying green foods will bring color back, talk about REAL reasons why green foods give us so much energy and health!...more

I love this story! This is a fantastic sequencing book that is very easy to follow with a distinct pattern. I love the different foods that get thrownI love this story! This is a fantastic sequencing book that is very easy to follow with a distinct pattern. I love the different foods that get thrown into the soup (and how healthy those foods are!) Stone Soup can be used in a math lesson about pie charts. The teacher can have a big paper in the shape of a pot, and the students can list all the different items that were put in the pot. Then the students will translate the collected data into a "stone soup pie chart" to show all the different parts of stone soup. Stone Soup can also be used in a science lesson on experimentation. Did the stone ACTUALLY make the soup? How would the soup be without the stone? The class could have an experiment where half the students make a stone soup, while the other half just make soup. This could also help students learn about healthy eating and good eating habits!...more

This is a great storybook that teaches the importance of doing your share and the ease of counting by tens. I love the illustrations that show how theThis is a great storybook that teaches the importance of doing your share and the ease of counting by tens. I love the illustrations that show how the bears group the different nuts and berries by tens and what to do with what's leftover. I would definitely use this in the classroom....more

About a little girl who provides an experiment where she floats vegetable seedlings and see what happens. Interesting twist on experimentation, how stAbout a little girl who provides an experiment where she floats vegetable seedlings and see what happens. Interesting twist on experimentation, how students come up to conclusions....more

A nice way to visualize concepts of division and grouping to young students. It would also be nice to have manipulatives, like blocks in place of tablA nice way to visualize concepts of division and grouping to young students. It would also be nice to have manipulatives, like blocks in place of tables, and have the children arrange the blocks with he story....more

An interesting way to show children a point of view on eating healthy. I really enjoyed how the book showed a balance between healthy and junk ratherAn interesting way to show children a point of view on eating healthy. I really enjoyed how the book showed a balance between healthy and junk rather than JUST healthy foods....more

I really wanted to love this book, but the use of idioms didn't work for me. I don't think it really got to the point of "you are what you eat", but II really wanted to love this book, but the use of idioms didn't work for me. I don't think it really got to the point of "you are what you eat", but I think he had fun designing the food quotes. I don't think it would fly in he classroom....more

This book can be used to teach the idea of division. How many animals shared the cupcake? How many ways was the cupcake shared? Did everybody get evenThis book can be used to teach the idea of division. How many animals shared the cupcake? How many ways was the cupcake shared? Did everybody get even shares? Kids can draw a "cupcake" graph (like a pie graph) showing how they believe the cupcake was shared....more

As a well known book, it provides a great, simple way to get young children do one to one counting. Children can count all the different foods, add upAs a well known book, it provides a great, simple way to get young children do one to one counting. Children can count all the different foods, add up the foods, and see how much he ate. This book can also show how unhealthy foods aren't the best foods for a growing animal....more