Amazing Pop-Up Multiplication Book

Amazing Pop-Up Multiplication Book

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by Kate Petty, Jennie Maizels
     
 
This follow-up to the phenomenal, best-selling The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book does the impossible: It makes times tables exciting. With madcap charm and fabulous paper engineering, it entices children to solve multiplication problems again and againùthe only way to learn them. A fashion-conscious octopus and giant mechanical hands are just two of many

Overview

This follow-up to the phenomenal, best-selling The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book does the impossible: It makes times tables exciting. With madcap charm and fabulous paper engineering, it entices children to solve multiplication problems again and againùthe only way to learn them. A fashion-conscious octopus and giant mechanical hands are just two of many pop-ups and other clever features, including flaps, tabs, mini-books, and moving parts. Tables from zero to twelve are fully illustrated and accompanied by a chatty text that shares secret memorization tricks. Word balloons and wacky animal narrators lend tremendous visual appeal to a title that will please children as much as it does their parents!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-A disorganized look at multiplication. With no introduction, readers open the book to "Meet the Stars"-Tim Times, Eddie Equals, etc.-in an outer-space setting on the front endpapers. Multiplication by zero is written as 0x, which makes it look more like a word than a math operation. Still in space, the one times table is quickly explained on the next page. Two is on a double-page spread featuring Noah's Ark. The rest of the numerals and their multiples get one page each with different color and picture schemes, except 9 and 10, which share a large pair of hands across two pages. There are shortcuts, comments, and other hints for each multiplication table with lots of tabs and flaps that move, pull, pop, and lift up. Some of them are hard to find and hard to operate. Moving parts do not always line up clearly, making it difficult to relate problems to answers. The full-color drawings and text leave no blank spaces adding to the confusing and cluttered look. Children using this title must be focused and skilled readers to tell whether instructions or humorous asides are being presented on the crowded pages filled with type, illustrations, and pop-ups. This book is sure to frustrate novice math students.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525459989
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 12.12(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Amazing Pop-Up Multiplication Book 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A fun filled, flap lifting, dial turning,fun fact filled book! My 4th graders LOVE it - they can't keep their hands off it. Filled with fun ways to learn your multiplication families from 2-12! A great book to have in the classroom or at home for the child who needs to learn their multiplication facts & makes it FUN!