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Zero by Kathryn Otoshi
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Mar 02, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens, math-numbers
Recommended to Isabel by: Ellie
Read on March 01, 2011

This is a great book! The tension mounts as the reader ponders with Zero, how will that number make itself count? The minimalist illustrations (numbers in different colors) are still very expressive. I think the most brilliant thing about this book is that it makes the reader try to solve the dilemma that Zero faces and really brings home just how valuable a digit zero is. The side lessons of how to be supportive to a suffering number were great, too. Seven is a good little number. 8 and 9 try to problem solve, too. This is a very clever, sweet book that makes numbers personal and interesting. Excellent for teaching a math concept to a non-math oriented brain. Hooray!

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