Measuring Penny (Hardcover)

By Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805053609, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1998



Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ...
Penny's nose = 1 inch long
Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long
Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide
... and that's only the beginning Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.
This clear and engaging concept book, delivered with a sense of humor, is certain to win over the most reluctant mathematician.

About the Author

Loreen Leedy is the author/illustrator of many children's books, including "It's Probably Penny" and "Mapping Penny's World." Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she majored in art in college but wasn't sure what kind of artist she wanted to be. She started out making jewelry in the shape of pigs, cats, dragons, and other animals, and then one day she started making book characters out of her animals. She is skilled at making concepts fun and accessible to children, and often speaks at conferences and in schools throughout the United States. She lives with her husband in central Florida.

Praise For Measuring Penny

"Lisa uses her dog, Penny, to help her complete her measuring assignment for class. Crisp, carefully captioned pictures, including many easy-to-grasp visual comparisons, spread across large-size pages.... The book is perfect for classroom use." --Booklist, starred review