Doorbell Rang (The Doorbell Rang)

the doorbell rang pat hutchins

Ma has made a dozen delicious cookies. It should be plenty for her two children. But then the doorbell rings - and rings and rings. Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made.---from the publisher

24 pages                            978-0688052515                     Ages 3-7

Keywords:  cookies, sharing, family, math, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, great read aloud, preschooler, story time, Mathematics Curriculum


This enjoyable read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can also be used to introduce basic math concepts to young children. "Refreshing, enjoyable, and unpredictable."—School Library Journal

Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made in this beloved classic.

Pat Hutchins is the celebrated creator of numerous award-winning books for children, including Rosie's WalkTitch, and Don't Forget the Bacon! The Doorbell Rang was named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association.---from the publisher


This is such a great read aloud for story time.  Mom has baked some delicious cookies and the family is all set to start enjoying that yumminess.  Then, the doorbell rings and it rings and it rings again as friends and neighbors drop by to say hello.  With each ring of the bell the amount of cookies for the kids to eat shrinks.  The fun of the story is figuring out how you can divide the number of cookies to be sure there a cookie for every mouth and every tummy!  Make a felt board out of it and the kids can see the cookies and watch them get divided up!  Great fun!

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,

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