How many seeds in a pumpkin?

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Schwartz & Wade Books,
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1st ed.

Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment. This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home.

"How many seeds are in a pumpkin?" Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she's talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn't have a guess.

Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone's surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, "Small things have a lot going on inside of them."

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Level 3.2, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 560L
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Grouping Title how many seeds in a pumpkin
Grouping Author mcnamara margaret
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-08 23:01:58PM
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subject_facet Counting -- Fiction, Counting -- Juvenile fiction, Electronic books, Pumpkin -- Fiction, Pumpkin -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Self-perception -- Fiction, Self-perception -- Juvenile fiction, Size -- Fiction, Size -- Juvenile fiction
title_display How many seeds in a pumpkin?
title_full How many seeds in a pumpkin? / Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas, How many seeds in a pumpkin? / by Margaret McNamara ; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
title_short How many seeds in a pumpkin?
topic_facet Counting, Electronic books, Pumpkin, Schools, Self-perception, Size