This was even better than the first one. No more boring teaching books. My only picky objection would be that a curve is not a shape. But I really lovThis was even better than the first one. No more boring teaching books. My only picky objection would be that a curve is not a shape. But I really love the friendship between Zebra and Moose. ...more

This is one of those wordless books that can be treated like a game or a conversation piece. I would use it in a lesson of equivalents, but you couldThis is one of those wordless books that can be treated like a game or a conversation piece. I would use it in a lesson of equivalents, but you could also use it like a visual homonym, e.g. this picture is a triangle AND a line of ducks. Really neat photos....more

Patterns are always interesting to kids. Math plus nature plus poetry equals infinite teaching possibilities. Symmetry, shapes, footprints, migrationPatterns are always interesting to kids. Math plus nature plus poetry equals infinite teaching possibilities. Symmetry, shapes, footprints, migration patterns. Perfect for K-1. ...more

Rooster counts up to ten, but the pictures and text strongly support the understanding of the pattern of 1+2=3, 3+3=6, 3+4=10. Pair with Eric Carle'sRooster counts up to ten, but the pictures and text strongly support the understanding of the pattern of 1+2=3, 3+3=6, 3+4=10. Pair with Eric Carle's rooster book dealing with the same counting pattern (his goes up to 15). The science of chicks hatching is not accurate, so there might be a conversation about reality vs. fantasy embedded here. A multi-use title in the easy-reader genre....more

I love kids' books with math puzzles. How can I fault a chapter book series for promoting sudoku to girls? That's awesome right there. Also included iI love kids' books with math puzzles. How can I fault a chapter book series for promoting sudoku to girls? That's awesome right there. Also included is the importance of measuring. Okay, it's a little too sweet, and the friendships a little too perfect, but... math!...more

A word geek's treasure trove. I was totally engaged. Example: "A fathom equals six feet... The tip of the right hand to the tip of the left... The OldA word geek's treasure trove. I was totally engaged. Example: "A fathom equals six feet... The tip of the right hand to the tip of the left... The Old English word actually meant outstretched arms. When we say we can't fathom something, in a sense we're saying that we can't wrap our arms around it." Awesome. ...more