Mills, Claudia Annika Riz, Math Wiz 122 pgs. Square Fish, 2014. $15.99 Content: Language: G Mature Content: G Violence: G CHAPTER BOOK
Annika comes from a family that is good with numbers, so it’s no surprise that
she loves math. But her friends don’t care for it at all, and she wants them to
think that Math is as cool as what they enjoy doing. Annika finds her chance to
prove that when the public library advertises for a Sudoku contest. Annika is
determined to win. In the meantime Annika and her friends ruin batch after
batch of cookies for a fundraiser, will this ruin her sudoku practice time?
I have to
be honest, I wouldn’t add this book to my school library. Its kind of all
around just sort of humdrum, starting with the cover. I didn’t feel like the
characters were intriguing enough for realistic fiction. I would lean more
towards the Sew Zoey or Cupcake Diaries or even the Lemonade War Series.
EL (K-3) –OPTIONAL
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author