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Children's LiteratureAargh! Geometry! Don't panic, the Math Monsters—Addison, Mina, Multiplex and Spli—make learning about two- and three-dimensional shapes (a.k.a. geometry) fun. The Monsters are up on the roof of their castle looking into town. From there, the town's buildings look small so the Monsters decide to go into town to find out why. There, they draw the shapes of the buildings they see, discovering triangles, rectangles, circles and squares. Entertaining and amusing, this book is an excellent way to introduce children to geometrical concepts in a non-threatening way. The book uses photographs from the Math Monsters public television series as well as simple, easy-to-read text. Multiple questions throughout the book actively engage the reader and related activities listed at the book's end give children and adults an opportunity to reinforce the book's concepts by putting them into practice. The Math Monsters public television series was developed in cooperation with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The "Math Monsters" series of books is designed to meet and support NCTM Standards for Pre-K-2 mathematics content and process instruction. 2004, Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, Ages 5 up.