In this lesson, students read the book How Big Is a Foot?, by Rolf Myller. The King demands that a bed be made using measure of his foot, but the carpenter. he had an idea! HE WOULD GIVE THE QUEEN A BED. The Queen did not have a bed because at the time beds had not been invented. So even Someone who. Once upon a time, there lived a king and a queen. They were a happy couple because they had everything in the world.

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Jul 20, Shani Cooper rated it liked it. When they measured the King’s foot, everyone knew how to make the bed. However, the bed-maker’s foot was myler than the king’s foot so the bed was made to small.

How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Müller

Apr 18, Amber rated it really liked it Shelves: It is about a king who wants to make the queen a bed. After reading this ls we made can make tracings of our own feet and cut out foot long foot shapes to make an outline As a kindergarten teacher it is important to me to teach my students about standard mhller nonstandard units of measurement.

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Help children discover concepts in standard measurement with this story about an apprentice who designs the first bed ever made for the queen. Suddenly the king had an great idea! From that point on, only the king’s foot size was used for measurement.


The style of the illustrations is simple and in black and white with only the color red used to highlight different images like the characters clothes. Refresh and try again. Its something the children would adore.

Registration Forgot your password? In my opinion, the pictures of this book are poorly done, however the content of it has powerful mathematical elements.

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How Big Is a Foot? The apprentice runs into a problem when he makes the bed using his own feet for measurement.

How Big Is a Foot?

This could be a language challenge for some children. The thing that caught my attention most was the dedication, it read “to the wonderful metric system without whose absence in this countr This book uses a story of how the measurement of a “foot” was invented.

Extension Activity- Children will trace their own foot. But this book was literally formulated for that, so I’m not going to look that gift horse in the mouth. The thing that caught my attention most was the dedication, it read “to the wonderful metric system without whose absence in this country this book would not have been possible.


To ask other readers questions about How Big Is a Foot? Aug 10, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finally the king measured with his feet and send it to the maker.

While I would normally read this with lower grades, I recently read this book to a group of fifth graders as a connection piece to a measurement activity we were doing. This a funny, simple book that I probably wouldn’t enjoy if I wasn’t a teacher. This book is not now featured on Listopia.

Written and illustrated by Rolf Muller”— Presentation transcript: The bed must be big enough to fit the queen. Dec 04, Lana Clifton rated it really liked it Shelves: However, I am a teacher so the lesson applications make my teaching genes dance with excitement.

Apr 17, Honah Miller added it. Good picture books make math so much more fun. It is the Queen’s birthday and the King has decided that her present should be a bed.

Everyone would know exactly how big it was. Feb 10, Karan Johnstone rated it really liked it Shelves: