Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary author
  On the Scale, a Weighty Tale
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Brian Gable
Millbrook Press / Lerner
  kindergarten to grade 3
  Also available from the publisher as a multi-user e-book, interactive book, and Audisee® eBook with Audio
On the Scale, a Weighty Tale

In this wacky look at weight, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce essential measurement units—from grams to pounds to tons.

The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical™ series show how to measure trucks, trains, ducks, cranes, and more.

Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make light work of this heavy topic.


“Gable’s colorful illustrations seethe with motion, as zany cartoon animals (primarily cats) mischievously frolic to illuminate the text. The clear and humorous examples drawn from life enable kids to understand easily and then apply the information. For those just beginning the numbers adventure, this one tips the scale.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Cheery, child-friendly examples are used for both English and metric measurements, progressing from smaller to larger weights in this approachable explanation of the topic.” (School Library Journal)

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