Double Those Wheels by Nancy Raines Day

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Monkey is making a very special delivery with a little help from a lot of wheels. Starting with a unicycle, Monkey doubles that wheel so he has two-a bicycle! Doubling again, two wheels become four-a car! The fun multiplies until sixty-four wheels-and a surprise ride-get him to the birthday celebration just in time.

Children fascinated by vehicles will delight in Monkey's gentle adventure. And the lively read-aloud text and bright, graphic illustrations make this introduction to basic multiplication twice as nice.

Illustrated by Steve Haskamp.
 

About Nancy Raines Day

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Nancy Raines Day is the author of two previous books for children and has another upcoming title with Dutton. Steve Haskamp has illustrated books by Carly Simon and Margery Cuyler. This is his Dutton debut.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Dutton Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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And if readers have trouble counting the wheels on the vehicles, they can count the wheels bordering the pages instead.

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In Day's (A Kitten's Year) charming, rhyming romp, a monkey sets off on a unicycle to his job delivering pizzas, and encounters a series of mishaps—

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Painted in broad brushstrokes on textured canvas, Haskamp's lively, candy-colored illustrations subtly weave in and enhance mathematical concepts (the 32-wheel spread is especially inspired: the truck itself rides on only 12 wheels, but it transports five cars), while in the text itself, the nume...

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