Fractions = Trouble!

by Claudia Mills (Author) G Brian Karas (Illustrator)

Fractions = Trouble!
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

If Wilson Williams thought multiplication was difficult, he is finding fractions impossible. And when his parents hire a math tutor for him, he is sure he's the only kid in the history of Hill Elementary to have one. Wilson is determined to make sure that no one finds out, not even his best friend, Josh. At least his pet hamster, Pip, is sympathetic. Pip is going to be part of Wilson's science fair project, because any project with hamsters in it is bound to be wonderful. But Josh has the coolest project of all: at what temperature does a pickle explode? Unfortunately, it looks as if Wilson's secret may end up exploding their friendship.

Claudia Mills' Fractions = Trouble is a fun and thoroughly relatable story that Kirkus Reviews calls an excellent selection for early chapter-book readers.

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Review quotes

"Subplots involving Wilson's science fair project and the disappearance of one of little brother Kipper's beloved beanbag-animal companions add humor and pathos, respectively—all captured in Karas's warm pencil sketches. . . . whether math-challenged or math whizzes, readers will look forward to the further adventures of the sympathetic Wilson."—"Horn Book Magazine"
Claudia Mills
Claudia Mills is the author of "Losers, Inc., You're a Brave Man, Julius Zimmerman, " and "Lizzie at Last," as well as many other books for young readers. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Square Fish
Publication date
July 20, 2012
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV013070 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
Library of Congress categories

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