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Two of Everything

by Lily Toy Hong

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A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it, but his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications.

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This book is great for young readers to begin to learn what numbers are and how to double numbers. This book is a Chinese folktale about a magic pot that creates two of everything. It is exciting and has some humor within it. I recommend this book for any child and believe it should be a staple in a children's library. ( )
  brittany0903 | Apr 28, 2021 |
In this comical Chinese folktale, a magical pot doubles everything put inside it. It teaches young readers that getting two of everything is not always a good thing. I would recommend this book to an elementary math class. It will give everyone a laugh and an understanding of doubling. ( )
  Rmg058 | Nov 4, 2020 |
Two of everything is a Chinese Folktale, about an older couple named the Haktak's. One day Mr. Haktak is digging and finds a pot. The couple finds out that it is a magic pot, and it doubles everything that is put in it. A math teacher could read this story to her students, when learning about doubling. It will teach students the difference between doubling and multiplication. ( )
  ElizabethFonseca | Oct 4, 2020 |
In Lily Toy Hong's "Two of Everything", a couple finds a magical pot, which they learn can duplicate both worldly possessions and people. When they accidentally fall into the pot, they realize that they can share their wealth with their duplicates. I feel that with the amount of words, that this book would be better for 2nd graders. For this book, I would have my students predict what the couple would do with their wealth, and have a discussion about the importance of sharing ones resources with others. ( )
  lauraf3 | Mar 29, 2019 |
explore the concept of doubling.
  yumiheath | Feb 20, 2019 |
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Once long ago, in a humble little hut, lived Mr. Haktak and his wife, Mr.s Haktak.
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