J. Patrick Lewis's clever rhymes and kid-friendly illustrations by bestselling illustrator Frank Remkiewicz add up to a thoroughly engaging book that will inspire even the most reluctant mathematicians to reach for their pencils! 8-1/8 X 10-1/2. Full-color illustrations
Author Biography: J. Patrick Lewis has written more than twenty-five books for children, including Freedom Like Sunlight: Praisesongs for Black Americans and Riddle-icious, which was deemed "irresistible" by School Library Journal. He lives in Ohio.
Frank Remkiewicz is best known for his illustrations in the beloved Froggy series. He has illustrated more than sixty books for young people, most recently Horrible Harry Goes to Sea, the newest installment in the popular Horrible Harry series. Mr. Remkiewicz lives on the gulf coast of Florida.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.12(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
J. PATRICK LEWIS has written many books for children, including Riddle-Icious and Isabella Abnormella and the Very, Very Finicky Queen of Trouble. He lives in Ohio.
FRANK REMKIEWICZ is best known for illustrating the beloved Froggy series. Arithme-Tickle is his first book for Harcourt. He lives in Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Humorous and witty poems that involve math are presented. Readers can benefit from the poetry aspect and the math aspect of the book.The book would be a great way to present poetry in a different way to children and involve math without a pressured situation.
Retelling: No more dull word problems! This book applies the principles and properties of entertaining writing with the the principles of mathematics to create 19 engaging riddles that require students to apply their knowledge of counting and number sense, computation, and measurement, to obtain solutions.Thoughts and feelings: Arithmetic doesn't have to be a race! It can have artistic merit as well. This book made me want to take my time, appreciate the quirky word choice (pink pajamas and bathtub sailboats). Delight a little in the silly illustrations, and solve a puzzle. Rarely in my school career have I ever made the kinds of personal connections and emotional reactions to mathematical word problems that this book inspires. The only time I can remember wanting to read word problems was when my high school biology teacher used to incorporate the names and interests of my classmates into test questions, or my physics teacher who created an inventive monkey character who was always after bags of gold.
This book is wonderful for children that love math, but don't enjoy reading so much. They must read to complete the math related in the poem. Pat Lewis is a delight!
Makes kids really think--excellent brain exercise.