What do you get when you cross arithmetic with silly humor? A fantastic way for children to learn and laugh at the same time! Joan Holub, author of over 100 books, uses riddles, rhymes, and word games to show children that calculating can be fun. In “The Pet Store”, children must convert nickels to quarters and dimes to dollars to figure out how much it would cost to purchase all types of pets, from a cuddly poodle to a creepy tarantula. Children use fractions to find their fair share in “Plenty of Pizza.” Other math lessons include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, metric conversion, time, and volume. Comical illustrations from Regan Dunnick enhance the learning. A fun and educational read!
Learning math is no “problem” with these fun books about numbers: The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang, Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Rhymes by J. Patrick Lewis, and Go Figure! A Totally Cool Book About Numbers by Johnny Ball (click on the links below to read book reviews).