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Place Value

David A. Adler, Edward Miller (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/28/2016)


You had better not monkey around when it comes to place value. The monkeys in this book can tell you why! As they bake the biggest banana cupcake ever, they need to get the amounts in the recipe correct. There’s a big difference between 216 eggs and 621 eggs. Place value is the key to keeping the numbers straight. Using humorous art, easy-to-follow charts and clear explanations, this book presents the basic facts about place value while inserting some amusing monkey business.

Praise For Place Value

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
"Adler tackles yet another difficult math concept using simple language and an excellent comparison. . . . a 'valuable' look at place value."—Kirkus Reviews
"Miller's vibrant digitally created illustrations add humor, and the endpapers depict a brightly colored, eye-catching chart. This fun and simple explanation of place value provides a strong introduction for young readers."—School Library Journal
"The text is informative, clear, and, most important, kid friendly . . . "—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823437702, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2017

About the Author

David A. Adler taught math for eight years. In that time he learned many things from his students -- including the fact that they thought fractions were hard. So he decided to prove that learning how to work with fractions is not only easy, but also fun! He lives with his family on Long Island. You can learn more about him at www.

Edward Miller loves to make concepts clear to kids and has demonstrated that in his previous nonfiction books. School Library Journal praised his Alphabeep: A Zipping, Zooming ABC by Debora Pearson as "stunningly illustrated." He lives in New York City. You can visit his website at