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The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddlesby Greg Tang
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Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! Itand#8217;s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis
has reimagined classic poemsand#8212;such as Edgar Allan Poeand#8217;s and#8220;The Ravenand#8221; and Langston
Hughesand#8217;s and#8220;April Rain Songand#8221;and#8212;and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies
and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,
they wonand#8217;t guess theyand#8217;re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and
engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,
poetry and poet biographiesand#8212;itand#8217;s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a
treat for fans of words and numbers alike.
Children'sand#160;Poet Laurate J. Patrick Lewis borrows themes from famous poems and flips them on their head to create wacky verses and riddles in a collection of math-based problem-solving parodies, while Michael Slack's illustrations keep the mix of poetry and math light and fun.
This innovative book challenges children and their parents to open their minds and solve problems by looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations displayed within eye-catching pictures. Full color.
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