Solve a problem with Puppy and a bag full of blocks! Robie H. Harris and Chris Chatterton team up for another gentle introduction to early math concepts.
Puppy wants to build a bed out of blocks, one that is wide enough and long enough for a snooze. But there aren’t enough rectangles, squares, and triangles. NOW WHAT? Build, measure, count, compare! Follow along as Puppy tries again and again and again and finally figures out how blocks of different shapes and sizes can fit together to build a bed that’s just the right size for a nap.
|Product dimensions:||9.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Robie H. Harris is the New York Times best-selling author of It’s Perfectly Normal, It’s So Amazing! and It’s NOT the Stork! as well as CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale. She is also the author of the Let’s Talk About You and Me series and many other books for young children. Robie H. Harris lives in New York City.
Chris Chatterton is an author and animator as well as the illustrator of CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale by Robie H. Harris, There’s a Bison Bouncing on the Bed! by Paul Bright, and When Santa Came to Stay by Timothy Knapman. Chris Chatterton lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The idea of using manipulatives so that children can more readily gain a perception of geometric shapes has been around a long time. Not necessarily given the name of manipulative, but actively used none-the-less, the simple, and long used, ABC building square blocks taught colors, letters, cause and effect, and skills in building. The books Crash! Boom! and Now What? carry this a bit further. Differentiation and similarities of square and rectangle, long and short, number of sides, etc. is addressed. Little ones will also enjoy watching a sleepy puppy build a bed in Now What? Along with Puppy, they will learn geometric concepts associated with basic shapes. Rectangles, squares, and triangles, oh my! As the puppy begins building with his blocks, he discovers that the various shapes can be combined to create the larger rectangle that becomes his bed. But he goes through the stages of increasing the size of the platform through the addition of shapes in combination. (He finds that two triangles can become one square, etc.) The ending is cute as little puppy is quite tired and sleepy but he still has two pieces he needs to make use of and then he can rest. Fun! Parents will love the educational value of these stories, and the delightful illustrations will make them popular with the younger crowd. These books would make a wonderful gift along with a set of different size blocks, so that kids can build along with the stories. Disclosure: I received this book to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine and those of my daughter who is an educator. Opinions are freely given.