Synopses & Reviews
This innovative book uses graphs to tell the story of T.J., a Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo. T.J. is orphaned when he is just a few weeks old. At first he refuses to eat his new food, and the zoo staff worries. If the baby tiger doesn't start to eat soon, he will starve. But the staff refuses to give up, and finally their love and persistence pay off: T.J. grows into a huge, beautiful, and very healthy tiger.
T.J.'s fight for survival is both a heartwarming story and an effective educational tool. Children who like traditional narratives can read the right-hand pages to follow T.J. as he grows from a tiny newborn into a five-hundred-pound adult. Those who want to know even more can use the different types of graphs on the left-hand pages to see exactly how T.J. grew. Tiger Math will charm young readers as it teaches them the basics of graphing.
Learn to graph while following the growth of T.J., an orphaned Siberian tiger cub who is hand-raised at the Denver Zoo.
T.J. is a Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo. One day he stops eating. The zoo staff tries to tempt him with treats, but he refuses them all. The staff doesn't give up, and finally their love and persistence pay off. T.J. grows up to be a huge, healthy tiger.
The delightful pictures of T.J. and the heartwarming story of his life will charm young readers as they learn the basics of graphing. Those who like storybooks can read just the right-hand pages of this book. But those who want to know more can use the graphs on the left-hand pages to see exactly how T.J. grew.
Children learn to graph as they follow the growth of an orphaned Siberian tiger cub.
A Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo is orphaned when he is just a few weeks old. At first T. J. refuses to eat his new food, and it requires the full attention of the zoo staff to ensure that he grows into a huge, beautiful, and very healthy tiger.
Through photographs, narrative, and graphs, young readers follow T.J. as he grows from a tiny newborn into a five-hundred-pound adult. A heartwarming story about one tigers fight for survival that also introduces a basic math skill.
About the Author
Ann Whitehead Nagda
has a degree in mathematics and for many years had a job with IBM that allowed her to travel around the world. Her visits to national parks and reserves in Asia and Africa have inspired her to write several books about wild animals, including Bamboo Valley: A Story of a Chinese Bamboo Forest
. Ms. Nagda's love of animals has led to her becoming a docent at the Denver Zoo.
Cindy Bickel has worked at the Denver Zoo for twenty-nine years. During her career, she has hand-raised hundreds of babies for the zoo, using math every day in her job as a veterinary assistant. Ms. Bickel helped write Klondike and Snow: The Denver Zoo's Remarkable Story of raising Two Polar Bear Cubs.