Children's LiteratureThe Math Monsters were preparing to blast off in their rocket ship. They needed a launch pad and decided to use square tiles to cover the square launch area. Each monster drew a picture of tiles placed in a pattern to try to cover the pad. After looking at the different drawings, they realized they needed the one that would cover the launch area completely. Mini had one with tiles in a ten by ten square that covered the best. Annie Ant supplied the fireproof tiles from her shop for the pad. There are corner questions in the book to stimulate the children to do some critical thinking about covering a square and finding the area. Activities coordinated with these corner questions are listed in the back of the book to help guide parents or teachers. The activities include using graph paper to draw squares and rectangles and counting squares to determine area. This book, part of the "Math Monsters" series, would be a beneficial addition to a classroom library. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 5 to 9.