Math: A Book You Can Count On!
Simon Basher & Dan Green
Kingfisher, 2010 (2010)
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Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
ou can count on Simon Basher to take sophisticated ideas and break them into sound bites that stick with the reader. This summer jumpstart is sure to make any child a math lover.
ext on the left hand page introduces a math concept in a casual, purposeful first person dialogue. The bottom of the page includes a fast fact that can lead to further research.
irst up is
. This is one digit that has many uses. What extraordinary powers does zero have?
n the right hand page, there's a vivid illustration of quirky little zero wearing a superhero cape. Each illustration is a visual reminder of the mathematical concept.
ricky information is explained in an entertaining way.
becomes Captain Average. There's nothing
about him as he demonstrates his job to readers.
his exciting little concept book includes a glossary, index and a pull-out poster full of number crew reminders.
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