The Great Divide

The Great Divide

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Overview

Animals, like people, enjoy spending time with their friends and family. Many groups of animals have their own unique names. Did you know group of gorillas is a called a band? And a bunch of billy goats is a tribe? Following in the footsteps of Multiply on the Fly (multiplication), What's New at the Zoo? (addition) and What's the Difference? (subtraction), this rhythmic, fun-to-read-aloud book introduces children to division as they conquer bands, tribes, mobs and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607185307
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2012
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 816,489
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of over 80 books for children including The Great Divide, Multiply on the Fly, What's the Difference?, What's New at the Zoo?, and Animals are Sleeping for Arbordale. Her works include picture books, biographies, as well as many non-fiction titles about animals, sports, and nature. One of her favorite parts of the writing process is researching and learning new things. Suzanne lives near Chicago with her husband, Mike, two children, and their tiny dog, Corduroy. She enjoys visiting schools in-person or during her live virtual author visits. Visit Suzanne's website: http://www.suzanneslade.com/suzanneslade/Welcome.html

As both a children's book and scientific illustrator, Erin Hunter specializes in entomological and botanical illustrations. She illustrated A Day in the Deep, The Great Divide, Multiply on the Fly, and for Arbordale, and she has taught botanical illustration and field sketching at University of California at Santa Cruz. Erin's portfolio includes print and online design projects for clients ranging from marketing firms to culinary groups to educational organizations-and she's drawn insects under a microscope for the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. Erin lives with her husband on California's Monterey Peninsula. When she's not sketching and painting, she tends to flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables in her backyard garden. Visit Erin's website: http://www.eehunter.com/

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The Great Divide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Homeschoolbookreview on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We¿ve all heard about a pride of lions or a pack of wolves, but do you know what a group of gorillas is called? In a manner similar to her What¿s New at the Zoo? (addition), What¿s the Difference? (subtraction), and Multiply on the Fly (multiplication), author Suzanne Slade uses rhyming verse to introduce youngsters to division facts as they also learn about what bunches of different kinds of animals are called. For instance, if you have twenty tough gorillas, and they all march off in five directions, how many will be in each band? The first couple of pages point out that many animals spend a lot of time with their families and friends and then identify the names for many collections of common animals, such as a skulk of foxes and a dray of squirrels. In the back, a collective nouns matching activity, a ¿Where in the World¿ quiz, and a couple of pages with further information about division ¿For Creative Minds,¿ can all be found, and there are even more activities and quizzes for The Great Divide at the publisher¿s website. Erin E. Hunter¿s illustrations are a great addition to this cross-curricular approach where children can bone up on their division in a setting where they can also study a little bit about nature.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
The Great Divide, by Suzanne Slade, is a clever little book full of lyrical rhymes and mathematical queries for young readers. While teaching children the names for groups of various types of animals, this picture-book challenges youngsters to figure out the answers to simple division problems. Colorful and animated illustrations by Erin E. Hunter help set the stage for this captivating book which would make an excellent addition to any home or school library. A fabulous array of online resources linked to this book include Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts! quizzes. The Great Divide comes highly recommended and earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
We’ve all heard about a pride of lions or a pack of wolves, but do you know what a group of gorillas is called? In a manner similar to her What’s New at the Zoo? (addition), What’s the Difference? (subtraction), and Multiply on the Fly (multiplication), author Suzanne Slade uses rhyming verse to introduce youngsters to division facts as they also learn about what bunches of different kinds of animals are called. For instance, if you have twenty tough gorillas, and they all march off in five directions, how many will be in each band? The first couple of pages point out that many animals spend a lot of time with their families and friends and then identify the names for many collections of common animals, such as a skulk of foxes and a dray of squirrels. In the back, a collective nouns matching activity, a “Where in the World” quiz, and a couple of pages with further information about division “For Creative Minds,” can all be found, and there are even more activities and quizzes for The Great Divide at the publisher’s website. Erin E. Hunter’s illustrations are a great addition to this cross-curricular approach where children can bone up on their division in a setting where they can also study a little bit about nature.
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
The Great Divide. My Review: A book that teaches children basic division using animals and group name. Example, 15 * 3 =? Fifteen playful elephants, looking quite absurd, perform in three rings. How many in each herd? The illustrations by Erin E. Hunter are very beautiful and bold making it a pleasant read. Also includes four pages of learning activities. Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from Sylvan Dell Publishing in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.