The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at the time had not yet been invented. The Queen's birthday is only a few days away. How can they figure out what size the bed should be?
Great book on non-standard measurement for teachers!
By A Customer - November 19, 1999
I used this book for a math lesson on non-standard measurement and the kids loved it! If you are a teacher-- it's worth getting!
Great for introducing the need for a standard of measurement
By A Customer - January 22, 1999
This story is an excellent source to use with children who are beginning to learn about measurement. It enables them to see that there is a need for a standard unit of measure in the world. It is an amusing tale that will start children thinking without them knowing it!
How Big is a Foot Review
By Sara - September 22, 2004
I recently read this book to a second grade class. The children loved the book, the only problem that I found was that the book is not that big, so reading it to 25 children was very difficult because they all wanted to see the pictures. The children thought that the book was funny, they laughed at the picture of the queen laying in the bed that was WAY too small for her. The book helped the children to understand what a foot was and after reading a book, you could see all the children measuring things with their feet as they were walking. The only negative thing that I will say about this book is that it is too small to read in front of a large group, this book would be so much better in reading groups or if they had a tape that went along with it so that the children could sit and listen to the tape and follow along with it.