One of my most successful lessons that start with a math book is my introduction to division. I absolutely love "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchins. Not only do my students like the book they absolutely love acting it out as I read. This particular freebie is one I use every year in my third grade classroom. The awesome thing is that it works for any grade - when I taught kindergarten I also used it every year. Click the picture to go this free product.