Multiply on the Fly

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Multiply on the Fly
From pirate bugs to spittlebugs to lovely Luna moths, children will love learning about the world’s insects in Multiply on the Fly! Following in the footsteps of What’s New at the Zoo? and What’s the Difference, this rhythmic book teaches multiplication in a way that will make children “bug" you for more. Teeming with fun facts, readers will multiply with a variety of insects, including daring dragonflies, hungry honeybees, and stealthy walking sticks. The “For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book keeps the fun rolling with facts about the insect life cycle, matching insect activities, and multiplication guides to make anyone a multiplication master.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor and rhyming text includes a 6-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 41-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Multiply on the Fly is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Erin E. Hunter
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-4, Lexile: AD 580, AR: 2.1, F&P: N
Hardcover 9781607181286 $16.95  
Paperback 9781607181385 $10.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628554144 $11.95  
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Spanish EBook 9781628551396 Purchase Here
Keywords:   rhyme, multiplication, insects, math, life science, metamorphosis, life cycles, compare and contrast, Basic Math Operations Series
Animals in the book:   firefly, grasshopper, luna moth, dragonfly, ant, honey bee, ladybug, pirate bug, walking stick, butterfly, spittlebug
Vetters:   Thanks to the following people for verifying the accuracy of the insect information in this book: Dr. John Stoffolano, Professor, Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, and Developer of the University's online Bug Net; and Faith Deering, Museum Educator, Historic Deerfield Museum. And thanks to Dr. Astrida Cirulis, Professor of Mathematics at Concordia University Chicago, and President of Illinois Mathematics Teacher Educators for reviewing the math-related information in the book.

Other books in this 5 book, "Basic Math Operations" series include:


A perfect way to cross the disciplines of math and science that shows students how nature uses math in a fun, picture book way. - Library Media Connection

Even in nature numbers are an important part of our world. This picture book combines insects and multiplication together to make learning much more exciting. - Reading Today

Hunter, with specialties in entomological and botanical illustration, truly makes the text come alive. Her insects are realistically detailed and seem ready to crawl right out of the pages. - Kirkus Reviews

Author/Illustrator Info:

Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of over 80 books for children including The Great Divide, Multiply on the Fly, What's the Difference?, What's New at the Zoo?, and Animals are Sleeping for Arbordale. Her works include picture books, biographies, and many non-fiction titles about animals, sports, and nature. One of her favorite parts of the writing process is researching and learning new things. Suzanne lives near Chicago with her husband Mike, two children, and their tiny dog Corduroy. She enjoys visiting schools in-person or during her live virtual author visits. Visit Suzanne's Website

As both a children's book and scientific illustrator, Erin Hunter specializes in entomological and botanical illustrations. She illustrated The Great Divide, Multiply on the Fly, and A Day on the Mountain for Arbordale, and she has taught botanical illustration and field sketching at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Erin's portfolio includes print and online design projects for clients ranging from marketing firms to culinary groups to educational organizations' and she's drawn insects under a microscope for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. Erin lives with her husband on California's Monterey Peninsula. When she's not sketching and painting, she tends to flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables in her backyard garden. Visit Erin's website.


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