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# 1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions

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How much is 1+1? Think the answer is 2? Not always, as this playful approach to addition proves! David LaRochelle takes children on a joyful mathematical journey that will engage their minds and teach them to think about numbers in a creative, outside-the-box way.

Brenda Sexton's wild and wacky illustrations add layers of witty fun to LaRochelle's clever game.

Brenda Sexton's wild and wacky illustrations add layers of witty fun to LaRochelle's clever game.

These wacky

...moreHardcover, 32 pages

Published
September 7th 2010
by Sterling

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Each addition takes two pages. The first page poses the addition as a question, such as "1+1=3?" The second then provides an explanation, like "1 unicorn + 1 goat = 3 horns." Most of the explanations are guessable, even if they're difficult. However, there are a few for which the illustration on the first page hides ...more

I wouldn’t consider it a math book for teaching, but it is loads of fun. Some of the pages do ...more

This book is appropriate ...more

Dec 11, 2011
Dolly
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Recommends it for:
parents reading with their children

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When does 1 + 1 not equal 2? You'll have to read this book to find out! It's a fun book to read together and with the question on one side and the answer on the back of the page, the book offers a great opportunity for children to practice making educated guesses. The illustrations are cartoonish and colorful and the critters really remind me of the website www.kneebouncers.com - a site our girls just loved to play on when they were itty bitty. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

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