Loonies and Toonies: A Canadian Number Book
by Michael Ulmer
What do Shakespeare, salmon, sled dogs and the Queen of England have in common? They all play a part in Canadian life, and they are just a few of the topics covered in this book. Taking its name from the one-dollar and two-dollar coins in Canadian currency, Loonies and Toonies provides a well-rounded view of the country's past and present. This virtual tour briefs children on the metric system, as well as on Canada's ceremonial link to the British monarchy. En route, they'll be inspired by stories of Terry Fox's courageous run for cancer research and the undefeated record of the Bluenose sailing schooner. Before the trip ends, they'll also discover why its not a good idea to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel!
- Dewey: 971
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362394): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2007, 09/01/2006
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.5
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 109377
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers (JNF013030)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / General (JNF025050)
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Author: Michael Ulmer
Mike lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with his family. Mike writes a sports column for the Toronto Sun newspaper. Among Mike’s books are M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet and H is for Horse: An Equestrian Alphabet.
Illustrator: Melanie Rose
Melanie Rose’s charming and lively oil paintings brought Canada vividly to life in Mike Ulmer’s M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet. She has also illustrated Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Melanie lives in Mississauga, Canada, with her son.