Two friends take off on a butterfly hunt, only to find themselves tangled in a mathematics net! Written in rhyme, award-winning author Barbara Mariconda takes you along as the narrator Rose and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies on this addition adventure. “How many in all? Let’s add them again!” shout the butterfly hunters. Who will win? Ten for Me makes math fun, easy, and entertaining, while adding a touch of the natural world into cross-curricular education.
Written by Barbara Mariconda Illustrated by Sherry Rogers
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3 Lexile: AD 460, AR: 2.7, RC: 1.5-P, F&P: K
Keywords: rhyme, behavioral adaptation, math, counting, tens make friends, adding, number patterns, butterfly life cycle, plant-animal interaction, ordinal numbers, numbers & patterns, butterfly body parts, butterfly life cycle , compare/contrast
Animals in the book: butterfly, monarch butterfly, fiery skipper butterfly, question mark butterfly, red-spotted purple butterfly, black swallowtail butterfly, pig
Vetters: Thanks to Mary Santilli, Presidential Award Recipient for Elementary Mathematics (CT 1991) for verifying the accuracy of the math information in this book. And thanks to all the butterfly experts who provided guidance and their expertise: Karen Oberhauser, Project Manager of Monarchs in the Classroom; Kelly C. Lotts, USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure, Big Sky Institute; and to many members of North American Butterfly Association (NABA) chapters.
"An essential purchase for elementary teachers and libraries looking for cross-curricular books."
"Fun, entertaining, and truly educational. Parents and children will both get an absolute kick out of it!" -Feathered Quill Book Reviews
Barbara Mariconda (Ten for Me and Sort it Out!) is one of those people who has done it all! An educator (K-6), a mentor teacher, an adjunct professor of Children's Literature and Process Writing, Barbara has also written a wide variety of musicals, songs, and books. She has worked with Children's Television Workshop and Cherry Lane music on the creative staff of the Sesame Street Music Magazine. In addition to writing workbooks and beginning readers, her middle grade novel, Turn the Cup Around, was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best children's mystery. She has also published numerous professional books for teachers, frequently speaks on the topic of writing for and with children, and provides professional development for teachers at seminars across the country. She is a partner in the educational seminar/consulting firm, Empowering Writers, LLC., and is a member of SCBWI. Visit Barbara's Website >.