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The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) (edition 1998)

by Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Woodcock Cravath (Illustrator)

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Title:The Penny Pot (MathStart 3)
Authors:Stuart J. Murphy
Other authors:Lynne Woodcock Cravath (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1998), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Picture Books, Your library
Tags:child schooling and work, currency, goods/services, money, wants

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The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy



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This is an engaging book ideal for math lessons. Students can relate to Jenny as she is trying to get enough pennies T
o have her face painted. It is a colorful book that all students would enjoy as a read aloud or read to self. ( )
  rxv013 | Nov 23, 2016 |
Follow along and count coins with Jessie and her friends as they are transformed into a clown, a monster, and more at the face painting booth. With a naughty cat underfoot and festive illustrations by Lynne Cravath, this coin counting story is sure to be a favorite.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 15, 2016 |
Jessie wants to get her face painted. However, she does not have enough money because it cost fifty cents and she only has thirty-nine cents. The art teacher tells Jessie that if she is patient there may be enough money left in the penny jar. Finally, Jessie gets enough money in the penny jar to reach fifty cents. The pictures display the money and their value and creates adding and subtraction problems within the book. This book would be a great addition to any classroom. It can also serve as an interactive book where the students can use money manipulatives to follow along. ( )
  JanaeCamardelle | Apr 19, 2016 |
38 months - I think the most appealing thing about this book was the face painting and that O has been wanting to get a cat painted on her face, which she did the weekend we read this story. Oh ya, it's about saving money, counting coins and donating pennies too. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
This book is about a little girl who wants to get her face painted at the school's fair. However, she doesn't have enough money. Her teacher tells her to wait and see if anyone leaves extra pennies behinds. After counting the left over pennies, she now has enough to get her face painted.

This is a fun book to use for 1-2 grade math lesson on money. I think students would enjoy reading this and anticipating whether or not the main character will eventually have enough money. ( )
  breksarah | Apr 24, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064467171, Paperback)

Stuart J. Murphy travels all over the United States talking to thousands of kids. And you'll never believe what they talk about: MATH! Stuart shows kids that they use math every day -- to share a pizza, spend their allowance, and even sort socks. Stuart writes funny stories about math -- andif you read his books, you'll start to see the fun in math, too.

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The face painting booth at the school fair provides plenty of opportunities to count combinations of coins adding up to fifty.

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