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Title:
3 little firefighters
Author:
Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
33 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Three young firefighters must find matching sets of buttons to complete their costumes for a parade, but should they sort them by shape, color, or size?
General Note:
"Matching sets."

"Level 1."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 72205.
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ISBN:
9780060001186

9780060001209

9780060001193
Format :
Book

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We're missing all our buttons! Three firefighters scramble to find 3 sets of matching buttons before the big parade starts. A lively introduction to the simple math concept of sorting by attributes.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Written in uneven verse, this book tells of three young firefighters who cannot march in a parade because their jackets have no buttons. The children search through a group of them and sort them by their different attributes, eventually settling on sets of fasteners that are of a consistent size, but varying in shape and color. Although the cartoon artwork is colorful, the text is confusing. For example, when the three children discover their problem, they say, "Each coat will need four buttons." Then they say, "We found a bunch of buttons./But we've got to have four sets." With only three jackets, it seems that they would need only three sets. The various sorting processes are too jumbled together for young readers to easily distinguish among them. Mary Tomczyk's Shapes, Sizes & More Surprises (Williamson, 1995) is more on the mark, although it doesn't have a story line.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.