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The Doorbell Rang (1986)

by Pat Hutchins

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Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
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In this book that tells the story of Ma, who bakes a dozen delicious cookies for her two children. However, when the doorbell rings repeatedly, more friends arrive, eager to share the treats. As the group grows, the challenge becomes dividing the cookies evenly among everyone. ( )
  chelle831 | Jun 10, 2024 |
I use this children's book to introduce division math unit. A fun silly story about having made cookies to share but the doorbell keeps ringing, bring more people that they have to share with. Student's enjoy this story and gives a great sneak peek at division and it's usefulness in everyday life.
  kdahl2022 | Feb 10, 2024 |
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Story with fun exercises at the end of the book plus a bonus cookie recipe!
  MamaBearLendingDen | Dec 2, 2023 |
The simple dilemma of sharing cookies. These two friends are about to enjoy cookies. However, more friends keep coming to ask for some. The friends decide to divide the cookies each time and the cookies are soon almost gone. But there was always enough for everyone and everyone got a chance to have some.
  Irensia | Jun 12, 2023 |
Genre
Picture books for children
Theme
Learning to share
Subject
Children
Cookies
Generosity
Grandmothers
Mathematics
Mother and child
Neighbors
Sharing
Unselfishness
  kmgerbig | Apr 27, 2023 |
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"I've made some cookies for tea," said Ma.
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"No one makes cookies like Grandma," said Ma as the doorbell rang.
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Ma makes the kids, Sam and Victoria, a dozen cookies. She tells them to divide the cookies evenly. Ma tells them that no one makes cookies like Grandma. Suddenly, the door bell rings and unexpected guests show up. Each time people arrive, the kids have to recalculate how many cookies each person gets. This story is a fun way to teach mathematics. The repetitious phrases also help young children to read naturally and engage with the story.
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