Every two-page spread features cheerful computer-generated art by Harry Briggs, depicting rows of camels, beaches full of seashells, and vines laden with grapes. Tang's witty little accompanying verses tickle the fancy even as they challenge the mind. Guided by hints in the verses, readers find solutions to each math riddle, by looking "askew" to find a pattern, subtracting in order to add, or adding numbers that have easy sums before clustering them to add in groups. Solutions and explanations are provided in the back of the book. With a little creativity and common sense, as opposed to formulas and memorization, Tang believes that all kids can do well in math--and have fun while they're at it. Readers of The Grapes of Math are already ahead of the game. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter
My daughter loves math, so I wanted to encourage that feeling with this book. She wasn't too interested, though.Published 4 months ago by PennZenn
Great book, my son loves counting all the pictures. He is 3 years old. Great starter book for toddlers. Words are easy to read and pictures are engaging.Published 5 months ago by Thi D.
This book, written for children who already have a grasp of the multiplication tables, encourages the reader to look for the "easy" way to count a group of objects by... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard and Liz