The Doorbell Rang
The Doorbell Rang
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Annotation: Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
Catalog Number: #80722
Format: Perma-Bound Big Book
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Big Book Big Book
Publisher: Wm. Morrow
Copyright Date: 1986
Edition Date: 1994
Pages: {24} p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-688-13101-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-688-13101-2
Dewey: E
LCCN: 85012615
Dimensions: 37 x 44 cm.
Subject Heading:
Cookies. Fiction.
Language: English
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 Victoria and Sam are delighted when Ma bakes a tray of a dozen cookies, even though Ma insists that her cookies aren't as good as Grandma's. They count them and find that each can have six. But the doorbell rings, friends arrive and the cookies must be re-divided. This happens again and again, and the number of cookies on each plate decreases as the visitors' pile of gear in the corner of the kitchen grows larger. When each child's share is down to one, and the doorbell rings again, Sam and Victoria are worriedand then elated, when they discover that it's Grandma with a tray of dozens more cookies. Hutchins' illustrations are more than cheerful. Her exuberant colors flow from page edge to page edge with a lavish generosity born out by Grandma's abundant supply of cookies. The double-page spreads are filled with details for children to find, such as the peripatetic cat, Ma's unending battle with the footprints on her clean kitchen floor and the changing facial expressions of the multiracial children. The math concepts shown make this a beautiful choice for curriculum support in the primary grades, and the evident dismay of the children may lead to further discussion in areas other than math. As refreshing, enjoyable and unpredictable as an unexpected visit from a friend. Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School Library, McKinney, Tex.
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 282
Reading Level: 1.9
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 1.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 28791 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.1 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q03256
Lexile: 340L

Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made in this beloved classic.

This enjoyable read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can also be used to introduce basic math concepts to young children. This oversize edition (14 3/4 by 17 1/2") makes it easy to share the book in a library or classroom. "Refreshing, enjoyable, and unpredictable."—School Library Journal

Pat Hutchins is the celebrated creator of numerous award-winning books for children, including Rosie's Walk, Titch, and Don't Forget the Bacon! The Doorbell Rang was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association.

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