Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan AtteburyAn excellent first page is sure to grab the attention of the reader or listener. It is inviting and makes the act of "sorting" sound like fun. Sorting terms are defined in an understandable way without being preachy. Readers and listeners are invited to put objects in sets in order to sort them out. A brilliantly bright set of fish shows an example of a "set." Other fish photos help sort fish by color, shape, and size, as well as those with stripes, those that are a solid color, and those that are spotted. The term "odd man out" is demonstrated with a hammerhead shark that is different than other sharks. There are also a few more terms highlighted in the text and defined in the glossary, including Venn diagram and recycled. This book is one of six in the "Math All Around" series, which offers unique ways to expose children to math that can be found in the world around them.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 3-In clear, concise language, these titles reinforce math concepts and reading skills, stimulate critical-thinking skills, and provide students with examples from the real world. Studying the patterns on butterfly wings, subtracting worn-down pencils from new ones, and using other everyday situations make it easier and more enjoyable for readers to grasp the essentials. Clear, color photos support the texts.-Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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