Mighty Maddie

by Stuart J Murphy (Author) Bernice Lum (Illustrator)

Mighty Maddie

Maddie's room is a mess.

Maddie's toys are everywhere.

And Maddie has to clean them up before her birthday party starts.

This looks like a job for ... MIGHTY MADDIE!

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a vacuum cleaner, Mighty Maddie, the room-cleaning superhero, gives readers a playful lesson about the difference between light and heavy.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1 -A basic story that teaches comparative weights. Madeline picks up her toys in preparation for her fifth birthday party. As her father helps her, they discuss heavy versus light. Dad gathers the hefty items such as a box of books and a full piggy bank, while Maddie moves a pillow and stuffed animal. The array of gender-mixed playthings scattered throughout the house includes trucks, art supplies, and a dollhouse. "You have to do the rest," says Dad when all the toys are in her room, whereupon the caped figure of "Mighty Maddie" springs into action. A surprise ending shows that Madeline is a bright child who knows what to do in a hurry. Childlike line drawings with bright colors give readers a sense of action. This appealing book has uses beyond the math concept, and offers messages about family life, self-image, and responsibility.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI Copyright 2004 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Stuart J Murphy
Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I SEE I LEARN(R). The I SEE I LEARN(R) books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2004
Mathstart: Level 1 (HarperCollins Paperback)
Age Range
4 - 8 years

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