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Pigs Will be Pigs : Fun with Math and Money…

Pigs Will be Pigs : Fun with Math and Money

by Amy Axelrod, Sharon McGinley-Nally (Illustrator)

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A family of pigs are very hungry! They have no food in their house and have ran out of money. The pigs have to scrounge around to find enough money so they can eat out. This book gives children a fun way to learn how to count money, as well as practice subtracting, adding, multiplying, and dividing. The silly and colorful illustrations are great for capturing the reader’s attention. I also liked how there was a menu illustrating the cost of the food so children can see what the pigs can afford after totaling how much they have. This book would be great to engage children to be interactive with math and money. ( )
  MegWilliams | Apr 23, 2019 |
This book is about a family of pigs searching the home for money in order to buy food. The book does an excellent job of integrating math and the use of money. It is a great book to read to children learning about money. ( )
  AimeeSword | Feb 14, 2017 |
I liked this book because of the writing style of the author. The author takes a math concept, money, which is often hard to teach and creates a unique story to capture the readers attention. The author subtly mixes in the written form and standard form of numbers. She also uses dialogue with the characters to make it seem like this is something that could happen. Not that the pigs would eat at a restaurant, but that you may need money and find it where you least expect it. I also like the illustrations in the book. During one part of the book the Pigs go to the restaurant and the illustrator puts a picture of the Pigs sitting at the table eating. I also like that there is a copy of the menu in the book because this could lead to many discussions with children. The big idea for this story is money. However, I also want to point out the subtle message of the book in that you may find things where you least expect it. ( )
  nsnide1 | Mar 5, 2015 |
fun for learning money ( )
  pam.enser | Apr 1, 2013 |
A perfect book to teach students about counting money. The illustrations highlight the story and the last page is perfect to see if students comprehend the illustrated story. ( )
  ashoemak | Jan 29, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689812191, Paperback)

The pigs are very hungry, and there's no food in the house. Mr. Pig suggests eating out -- but oh, no! The Pigs are out of money!

So the family goes on a money hunt. In beds, under the carpet, even in the washing machine the coins and bills add up, and soon it's off to the Enchanted Enchilada.

How much money did the Pigs find? What can they afford to order from the menu? Join the fun and pig out on math and money concepts with the Pigs!

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The hungry pig family learns about money and buying power as they turn the house upside down looking for enough money to buy dinner at the local restaurant.

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