Lia & Luis: Who Has More? (Storytelling Math)

by Ana Crespo (Author) Giovana Medeiros (Illustrator)

Lia & Luis: Who Has More? (Storytelling Math)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

Twins Lia and Luís argue over who has more of their favorite snacks. Can the siblings use math--and a little sharing--to pick the winner? A playful exploration of measurement, counting, and estimation, featuring Brazilian American characters and a glossary of Brazilian Portuguese words.

Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.


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Publishers Weekly

A classic sibling debate sets the stage for this effective, child-led exploration of measurement methods. After Lia and Luís visit their family's store to get their favorite Brazilian snacks, they wonder: is Luís's one bag of tapioca biscuits "more" than Lia's two chicken croquettes? In text sprinkled with Portuguese words (a glossary with a pronunciation guide is included at the end), the two children go back and forth, counting, comparing, and measuring: "She has two croquettes. Luís has only one bag of biscuits. Maybe Lia does have more.// Or maybe not... Luís has... 98, 99, 100 biscuits." Eventually, Lia discovers who has more by weight and finds a way for each child to have an equal amount. Medeiros's cheery, colorful digital illustrations capture the children's frustration, concentration, and joy. Includes four additional adult-led activities to encourage children to think more about measurement and comparison. Ages 3-6. (Oct.)

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A classic sibling debate sets the stage for this effective, child-led exploration of measurement methods. After Lia and Luís visit their family's store to get their favorite Brazilian snacks, they wonder: is Luís's one bag of tapioca biscuits "more" than Lia's two chicken croquettes? In text sprinkled with Portuguese words (a glossary with a pronunciation guide is included at the end), the two children go back and forth, counting, comparing, and measuring: "She has two croquettes. Luís has only one bag of biscuits. Maybe Lia does have more.// Or maybe not... Luís has... 98, 99, 100 biscuits." Eventually, Lia discovers who has more by weight and finds a way for each child to have an equal amount. Medeiros's cheery, colorful digital illustrations capture the children's frustration, concentration, and joy. Includes four additional adult-led activities to encourage children to think more about measurement and comparison.
—Publishers Weekly
Ana Crespo
Ana Crespo is originally from Brazil and has lived in the USA for 15 years. She has worked as an academic advisor and as a translator before investing in a career as a writer. This is her first book in English. Nana Gonzales has illustrated several children's books. As a child, she often carried around a pencil and paper so that she could draw for her family and friends. She lives in Argentina with her husband and his son.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781623541279
Lexile Measure
420L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
October 20, 2020
Series
Storytelling Math
BISAC categories
JUV009030 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
JUV009060 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Size & Shape
JUV011030 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic & Latino
Library of Congress categories
Brothers and sisters
Competition (Psychology)
Sharing
Brazilian Americans
Snacks
Ethnic food

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