Dirt + Water = Mud by Katherine Hannigan

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...a bit tricky to negotiate on first reading, but the structure is ultimately successful if readers are willing to look at things a little differently.
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This exuberant picture book by Katherine Hannigan, the acclaimed and bestselling author of Ida B, is about math concepts, friendship, and imaginative play, and is told entirely in equations!

A young girl and her dog spend the day playing in her backyard, where with her imagination—and a few helpful props—anything can happen. What do you get when you combine dirt and water? Mud! What do you get when you take a sheet, a flowerpot, and a stick and make a costume? You transform yourself into Her Majesty, the queen! A cape and a strong breeze turn the treehouse into an airplane. A sheet, a stick, and a pair of well-placed cat’s ears turn the girl into a pirate! At least until mutiny leaves her alone in her kiddie pool . . . surrounded by sharks! Cheerful and action-packed illustrations and a combination of comic-like panels, conversation bubbles, sound effects, and full-page illustrations make Dirt + Water = Mud particularly appealing for new readers.

 

About Katherine Hannigan

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Katherine Hannigan is a former professor of art and design, and the author of Gwendolyn Grace, True (. . . Sort Of), Emmaline and the Bunny, and Ida B. She lives in northeastern Iowa.www.katherinehannigan.com Author Image 1 Author Image 2
 
Published July 12, 2016 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Above average
on Apr 13 2016

...a bit tricky to negotiate on first reading, but the structure is ultimately successful if readers are willing to look at things a little differently.

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