Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres

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Cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres. Sounds sophisticated? Only until you look at Tana Hoban's incomparable photographs and realize that those shapes are the stuff of everyday life. They are all around us all the time. In our houses, on our streets, in our hands. In yet another breathtaking book, Tana Hoban wakes us up to our world and makes us see it.

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Overview

Cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres. Sounds sophisticated? Only until you look at Tana Hoban's incomparable photographs and realize that those shapes are the stuff of everyday life. They are all around us all the time. In our houses, on our streets, in our hands. In yet another breathtaking book, Tana Hoban wakes us up to our world and makes us see it.

Photographs of all kinds of familiar objects depict a variety of shapes, including cubes, cones, and spheres.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 5-The photos stand alone in this textless mathematics book. Four small, labeled diagrams on the back of the title page define the shapes. After that, readers are led on a treasure hunt for those shapes through 21 crisp, colorful pictures. A display of teddy bears in clown hats, a basket of baseballs, a breathtaking castle, and sculptured hedges typify the broad-ranging subject matter. Math teachers approaching solid geometry will find this to be a useful resource. Children will simply enjoy identifying the plethora of shapes to be found out in the world if one only takes the time to look.-Ellen Heath, Orchard School, Ridgewood, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Pictures tell the story in this wordless book. Hoban creates photographs that show the geometric shapes of the world around us. Everything looks spontaneous, yet her meticulously composed images make the four mathematical shapes that are her subject clear and interesting. Boldly framed pictures sometimes demonstrate just one shape; others show a combination. In brilliant color, she uses objects such as blocks, wrapped birthday gifts, bubbles, and baseballs, which have enormous child-appeal. Children are often present in the scenes, but do not dominate them. A child's hands show a Parcheesi board and dice, two children examine a globe, and a hand builds a sugar cube castle. City streets and interiors contrast with rural scenes. An amusing shot of shaped triangular trees in a formal garden leads up to the final shot of a castle that demonstrates each of the four shapes. Identical double borders give a unified look to each page and focus the eye on the subjects. Another welcome addition, by one of the best in the field, to books that make mathematical concepts accessible. (Picture book. 3-5)Hurwitz, Johanna PEE-WEE'S TALE Illus. by Patience Brewster SeaStar/North-South (96 pp.) Oct. 2000
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688153250
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 228,567
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

Tana Hoban's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and in galleries around the world. She has won many gold medals and prizes for her work as a photographer and filmmaker. Her books for children are known and loved throughout the world.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Mathematics in Early Childhood

    Tana Hoban is a genius... We knew this. However, this book is an exceptional conversation starter in pre-k or kindergarten classes when you want children talking about math--especially geometry. Genius!

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