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Title:
Sluggers' car wash
Author:
Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
33 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm.
Summary:
When the 21st Street Sluggers, a baseball team, have a car wash to raise money, they learn to keep careful track of their dollars and cents.
General Note:
"Dollars and sense."

"Level 3."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 63332.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060289201

9780060289218

9780064462488
Format :
Book

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The 21st Street Sluggers have a problem: Their team T-shirts are worn-out and dirty. They need new ones, but they have no money. How can they raise some? A car wash!

The team gets to work. Lilly is scrubbing, Julia is squirting, Will is polishing, and CJ is kicking back and counting the dollars and cents. Pretty soon everyone is wet and tired -- except for CJ. But his teammates have a surprise in store for the master of the cash!

Learning how to count money and make change are important real-life math skills -- but teamwork is the most valuable player in this sports story.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. The Sluggers baseball team has a car wash to earn the money for new T-shirts. While most of his teammates scrub, rinse, and polish the cars, CJ serves as the accountant, sips lemonade, and makes change for the customers. At the end of the day, the workers turn the hose on the one member of the carwash team who never got his hands wet. The closing pages, "For Adults and Kids," offer suggestions of activities that support the math concepts, ways to help children feel more comfortable figuring dollars and cents, and a couple of picture books to reinforce the ideas. As CJ keeps track of money in the story, readers can follow along by watching the sums on his clipboard. Some may even learn to make change, a simple activity that seems to confuse even cashiers these days. Saltzberg's colorful illustrations reflect the jovial tone of the text in this appealing addition to the Math Start series. Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-A great combination of a lesson learned while having fun. The 21st Street Sluggers decide to hold a car wash to raise money for new T-shirts for the play-offs. CJ becomes the self-appointed bookkeeper, collecting $3.50 from each customer and making change while the rest of the team does the actual washing. Change is made in numerous ways and profits are tallied both in totals and by types of coins. In the end, the money is raised and the kids are wet. Colorful illustrations both enhance the story line and elucidate the math lesson with clear tabulations for the money counting and change. Follow-up activities and a reading list are included.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.