Inch by Inch

Bibliographic Information: Lionni, Leo. Inch by Inch. New York: Mullberry Books, 1960. Print.

Brief Annotation: A young inchworm agrees to measures different parts of various birds in order to avoid being eaten

Genre: Picture Book

Grade Level: k-1

Readers who will like this: Children who enjoy nature and children who like books with beautiful illustrations.

Rating/Response: 4 This is a cute story, and it is a great way to get children excited about measuring; it is a perfect introduction because it can be read quickly.  It has beautiful illustrations.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever measured anything? How did you do it?

Reading Strategy: Math

Rationale for Strategy: This book is perfect as an introduction to measuring.  It can be used to really get students excited about measuring.  The book is also great because it can be used to talk about measuring with different things (hands, feet, kids, or inches).  There is a wide variety of activities that I can see using after reading this book.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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