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Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks

by Andrea Buckless Illustrated by Kayne Jacobs

In this funny Level 3 Math Reader, two siblings figure out how to measure and multiply to make a delicious soup. Meanwhile, their younger brother is adding his own outrageous ingredients!

Wouldn't it be nice to surprise Mom, Grandma, and Grandpa with a delicious, super-duper soup? Cara, Jay, and Marcos think so! Cara takes charge of the cookbook. As she reads out the recipe, Jay adjusts the ingredients for six people. But does the recipe mean two tomatoes and two cups of beans per person? Jay tosses in 12 tomatoes and 12 cups of beans, just to make the pot look full. Now, the book says "carrots." But how many? Cara and Jay decide 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 baby carrots would be just right — and they do a little bunny ear dance. Meanwhile, their little brother is helping with the soup, too. He's slyly dropping in secret ingredients. . . like gummy worms!

This book teaches basic measuring and multiplication concepts. Full-color illustrations.

6, 7
Interest Level
Grades 1 - 2
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Counting and Number Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Andrea Buckless
Kayne Jacobs

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