Who Has More?
by Ana Crespo
illustrated by Giovana Medeiros
Charlesbridge, 2020. 32 pages.
Review written February 26, 2021, from a library book
2021 Mathical Book Prize Winner, ages 2-4
This picture book from Charlesbridge’s “Storytelling Math” series is a lovely way to get small children thinking about quantity, and it’s cross-cultural, too.
Luís often brags to his sister Lia. When they each choose their favorite Brazilian snack from their Papai’s store, Luis is quick to brag that he has more. His bag is bigger.
But what if you count what they have? What if you count something different?
When Lia finally comes up with the idea to measure the treats, she can make a strong case that she has more – and a way to make them equal.
This puts the simple idea of measurement and quantity into a situation that small children will find compelling. Because you always want to have more than your brother. It’s an important early math concept, and it’s a good story.
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