Sunday, December 30, 2012

Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford - OPTIONAL

Hosford, Kate Infinity and Me.   PICTURE BOOK. Carolrhoda Books, 2012.  $16.95. Content: G. 

Uma is a little girl trying to fathom the concept of infinity.  She asks the many people in her life for their opinion on how they imagine what infinity means.  Uma starts to try to combine the idea of infinity with the notion of forever.  She listens to all of the examples and begins to construct her own impression of infinity.  

This is a unique subject for a book and would be a good tool for elementary teachers when they are introducing infinity as a mathematical concept. I liked the idea of the book and the illustrations were very unique and special, but I don’t think the idea was executed as well as it could have been.  The topic of infinity can be a little confusing itself, but the story jumped around a bit, which made it even more difficult to follow.  There were some details that could have been left out. 

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewed by: Shay, Library Media Specialist

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