Synopses & Reviews
Earth Day is on the way, and Ryan, Luke, and Carly have a plan. If they manage to collect and recycle 5,000 aluminum cans, they can make enough money to buy some beautiful flowers for nearby Gilroy Park.
Can they do it?
Counting the cans gives Ryan, Luke, and Carly along with readers a lesson in place value. And facts about recycling throughout the story will help readers understand how important it is to take care of the earth.
"Funny anytime, this will also be a good choice for jazzing up a routine math lesson or as a springboard for Earth Day activities." Booklist
"The stories about a club that recycles cans, birds searching for the right-size home, students doing 'cool' things for the first hundred days of school make the concepts palatable, while the cartoony color art adds energy." Hornbook Guide to Children
"The cartoon-style illustrations provide a touch of levity to the math topic." Children's Literature
"Excellent activity suggestions follow the text, allowing parents and children to spend time together while learning." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.