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The great graph contest, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy

Label
The great graph contest
Title
The great graph contest
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gonk and Beezy, two amphibian friends, hold a contest to see who can make better graphs. Includes information about different kinds of graphs
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Gr. 2-4. A snail and lizard visit Gonk the Toad in his home in an overturned flowerpot. Toad goes on to show the lizard, snail, and some other creatures how to make all sorts of graphs and diagrams in simple, understandable ways. The picture books busy, double-page spreads feature a combination of drawings and photographs, and the animals comment on the graphing action in word balloons. In the final pages, Leedy offers more information on each of the graphs described and supplies some further graphing activities A natural for curriculum use, this is an entertaining. easy-to-follow introduction to math concepts. -- Todd Morning (BookList, 08-01-2005, p2029)
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 1-3 –A splashy and colorful offering designed to inform and entertain. Chester the snail sets up a contest between his friends Gonk the toad and Beezy the lizard to see who can make the best graph, telling them that points will be given for “correct math, creativity, and neatness.” Beezy and Gonk explore all aspects of data management, including data collection (tallies and surveys) and the use of graphic organizers (Venn diagrams, quantity graphs, circle graphs, picture graphs, and bar graphs). In the end, readers will observe from Chester's graphically designed score sheet that the result is a tie. The lively text, delivered in large type and contained in dialogue and thought balloons, is engaging and well supported by the vivid, cartoon illustrations. An occasional photograph creates an interesting, mixed-media effect. While the story itself is informative, true instruction is provided at the end of the book where each graph's data collection and construction is carefully explained, with a page reference provided. An exciting and energetic math resource.–Robyn Walker, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada --Robyn Walker (Reviewed September 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 9, p176)
  • Leedy makes graphing simple and fun in this delightfully clever outing. Gonk the toad and Beezy the lizard cannot agree on whose graphs are the best, so Chester the snail proposes a contest. He will judge his friends' work on creativity, neatness and the use of correct math. All around the neighborhood the trio find things to graph—rocks, cookies, bathing suits, butterflies, hatching eggs and flower shoppers. Each contestant grows progressively worried as his opponent creates more creative and complex graphs. Chester gets the bug in the end and presents his scores as a graph. Beginning with quantity and bar graphs, the two also experiment with Venn diagrams and circle graphs. All include the essential parts of a title and labels, and for those with marked quantities, the text emphasizes the need for equal spacing/sizing. Well-crafted explanations make it easy for young readers to create their own graphs. The artwork is a combination of real photos and cartoon-ish illustrations (complete with speech bubbles), making the objects pop off the pages and creating interesting contrasts. Highly educational and fun to boot. (Picture book. 4-10) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2005)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
139421
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leedy, Loreen
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.L51524
LC item number
Gp 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic methods
  • Amphibians
  • Graphic methods
  • Amphibians
Target audience
primary
Label
The great graph contest, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 x 29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9780823417100
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
2003062549
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823417100
  • (OCoLC)53971741
Label
The great graph contest, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy
Publication
Dimensions
25 x 29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9780823417100
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
2003062549
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823417100
  • (OCoLC)53971741

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