Reviews for Jelly Beans for Sale


Horn Book Guide Reviews 1997
Brilliantly colorful, bold photographs present different coin combinations up to twenty-five cents with corresponding sets of jelly beans. Two nickels, for instance, are represented by the statement, ""5ó + 5ó = 10 jelly beans,"" and two hands, one with five blue jelly beans, one with five orange. Facing pages have infectiously happy pictures of children eating jelly beans. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1996 October
Gr 1-2 Yum! Brilliantly colored jelly beans selling for a penny apiece provide the scheme for McMillan's wonderfully clever concept book about money. Beginning with monetary values and clear photos of pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters, the book follows a happy group of kids across full-color pages as they buy those delectable treats. "1¢ = 1 jelly bean" features one penny offered for one red candy and a child dressed in a red shirt eating the same. Even the photographed border is a closeup of jelly beans. The transactions become more involved with five pennies, one nickle, two nickles, one dime and so forth. Each double-page spread highlights different coins, different colored beans, and kids in coordinated shirts. More closely related to curriculum needs than Barbara Barbieri McGrath's The M & M's Counting Book (Charlesbridge, 1994) and more fun than Tana Hoban's 26 Letters and 99 Cents (Greenwillow, 1987), Jelly Beans adds up to a best buy. An excellent math concept book from an author/illustrator with an eye for color, children, and counting. Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews

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