Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Picture Book at Day for a Year: Day 10

Picture Book: The Doorbell Rang

Author & Illustrator: Pat Hutchins

Summary: A mom makes cookies for her children. As they are discussing how to divide them equally, neighbors come by and are invited in to share the cookies so the division problem changes. This happens repeatedly. Meanwhile, they remember that “No one makes cookies like Grandma.” Just after too many guests arrive to allow for a cookie a piece, Grandma shows up with a new batch of cookies.

Hanna’s Comments: This is such a fun story of hospitality, generosity, and mathematical division! And you have the valuable component of a grandmother’s gift being celebrated and shared.

Publisher & Date of Publication: Greenwillow Books, 1989

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Preschool and up

# of Pages: 24

Available in Spanish? yes

Formats other than Book: audio (cd & Audible)

PBT Category: Pre 2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abundance/bounty, adaptation/assimilation, ancestors/patriarchs & matriarchs, blessings, change, communion/Eucharist, consumerism/consumption/riches, cooperation, exclusion/inclusion, feasting/food/hunger/nutrition, generosity/giving/offering/stewardship, gifts/giftedness/talents, God’s care/providence, God’s nature, God’s will, golden rule, grandparents, hospitality, image of god, jubilee, kingdom of God, manna, mothers, neighbors, nurturing, openness, outsiders, parents/parental love, pleasing God/the Shema, possessions, prevenient grace, righteousness, sacrifice, self-control, sharing, (at) table, temptations, works vs. faith or grace

Scripture Connections: Abraham’s hospitality (Genesis 18), God give manna (Exodus 16), Jesus makes wine at a wedding (John 2), Boy with Loaves & Fishes aka Feeding of the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13, Mark 6:31, Luke 9:10, John 6:5)

Idea(s) for Application: Use in a homeschool or private school Math class where theological aspects of the book can be discussed as well as the Math components.

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