How Big is a Foot?

Bibliographic Information: Myller, Rolf. How Big Is a Foot? New York: Dell Pub., 1991. Print.

Brief Annotation: A king wants to get his wife a bed for her birthday, but there is one problem. Beds have not been invented yet so no one knows, how big is a bed?

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: k-1

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy books about kings and queens, humorous misunderstandings, and problem solving.

Rating/Response: 5, this is an easy book about the importance of standardized units of measure presented in a way that will keep the students entertained.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How big is a foot?

Reading Strategy: Math

Rationale for strategy: This book can be used to introduce why we use standardized units of measurement rather than other less reliable units of measure.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr


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