“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Shaskan, Trisha (2009). If you were a plus sign. Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books.
Reading Level: 2nd grade
Synopsis: This book uses synonyms and examples of addition. It uses alliteration and fun illustrations to further explain the main idea of the story.
Classroom rationale: I would use this book in a 1st grade class to introduce addition. Its explicit examples and fun illustrations help reinforce the idea of addition.
CCSS.1.OA.A.1-Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.