Inchworm and A Half by Elinor J Pinczes

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What’s a fraction? A puzzled inchworm finds out when she enlists the aid of H-inch, N-inch, and G-inch worms in her quest to measure all the vegetables in their garden. New lengths bring new fractions to conquer, but the clever worms prove equal to every challenge, triumphantly munching their way through this tasty tale of math and measuring.

About Elinor J Pinczes

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Elinor Pinczes and Randall Enos have collaborated together on another book for children, My Full Moon Is Square. Ms. Pinczes is the author of several other books for young readers. She lives with her husband in Bozeman, Montana. Mr. Enoss illustrations have appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers for more than forty-five years. He lives in Easton, Connecticut, with his wife. No Bio
Published May 19, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 37 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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/ ‘I’m a one-third-inch fraction, how nice!’ ” The math goes down like sweet syrup, fitted out as it is in handsome artwork and dulcet rhyme, with nary a digit anywhere to spark that old math anxiety.

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The narrative features a wacky refrain (""Squirmy, wormy, hoppity-hoop!/ We measure everything, loopity loop"") and stars an inchworm that sets out to measure the vegetables in her garden: ""Her measuring method is simple:/ each loop that she takes is one inch./ She starts at one end, and results...

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