This is a book I wrote years ago teaching decimeter, centimeter and millimeter called The Meter Eater. The story is about the Meter family that has to earn his/her place in the family. Deci is the last born. In order to become a "Deci"meter, he has to wander through the woods and eat 10 beings to earn a meter. He learns humanity along the way as his ten new friends offer ways for Deci to earn his body sections without eating them. This book also teaches humane education and character education. Use it with your math lesson, humane and character education lessons. Have your kids create artwork to go along with the book.