Genre- Realistic Fiction

Title: 7×9= Trouble7x9trouble

Author: Claudia Mills

Publisher: A Sunburst Book

Date: 2002

Age Level: Elementary (3-4)

Summary: “3rd grader Wilson struggles with x’s tables in order to beat the class deadline”

Strengths: I love that this book is directed to an audience of many that have this same problem. I thought the book was about a school subject that haunts many students.  It was a story told in a fun exciting way that will capture many students attention.

Concerns: The only concern I had was all the different plots going on in the book at once. There is Wilson and his x’s tables, Wilson and his relationship with his brother, and the missing class hamster. I think this takes a bit away from Wilson’s success from completing his x’s tables.

Classroom Use: This would be a great book to offer to those struggling in math or any other subject for that matter. Wilson shows true determination to finish his x’s tables before the deadlines. He has a lot of obstacles along the way, but he gets through it.

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