7 x 9 = trouble! / Claudia Mills ; pictures by G. Brian Karas.

By: Mills, ClaudiaContributor(s): Karas, G. Brian [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextEdition: First Square Fish editionDescription: 103 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780374464523; 0374464529Other title: Seven times nine equals troubleSubject(s): Multiplication -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | Multiplication -- Tables -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Brothers | Multiplication | SchoolsGenre/Form: Fiction. | Juvenile works.LOC classification: QA137 | .M555 2013Summary: Third-grader Wilson struggles with his times-tables in order to beat the class deadline.
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Third-grader Wilson struggles with his times-tables in order to beat the class deadline.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Students who are having difficulty with math will enjoy this lighthearted story. Third-grader Wilson Williams needs to pass all the times-table tests by March 16th in order to get an ice-cream cone from his teacher. While the child is talented in art, he is envious of his friends Laura and Josh, who have completed their tests and have received their cones. He is also envious of his younger brother Kipper, a kindergartner who is placed in a special math group because he has started learning the times tables on his own. While the main theme revolves around Wilson passing the tests, an important subplot deals with his desire for a pet and taking home the class hamster for a weekend. All's well in the end-Wilson passes the 12 times table at the last minute, and he and Kipper will be getting a pet hamster. While this chapter book is entertaining and no doubt many youngsters will relate to the story, it is unfortunate that the author reinforces negative feelings about studying math. Wilson never seems to comprehend the concept of multiplication, and no one makes an effort to teach him.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Claudia Mills is an American author of children's books. She is also an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has written several children's series including: Mason Dixon Series, Gus and Granpa Series, West Creek Middle School Seres, and Dinah Series.

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