Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bedtime Math2: This time its personal by Laura Overdeck –ADVISABLE

Overdeck, Laura Bedtime Math2: This time its personal 96 pgs. Feiwel & Friends, 2014. $15.99. Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G.

Created for a parent and their child as a bedtime ‘story’, this book features short funny informational blurbs about a wide range of topics such as underwear and teeth, and toenails. The companion page are short math riddles created for different levels of difficulty  titled: Wee ones, Little kids, and Big kids.

This is a fun way for parents to make math a part of the daily normal routine, not something to be dreaded or feared. The illustrations are bright, color, and modern. The little topical blurbs are often silly and interesting at the same time. The questions seem right on the money for the most part, as far as differentiating for different skills levels. The questions for the WEE one, the least challenging were sometimes a bit difficult for supposing to be the easiest. I think this would be a fun book for a parent to own and could be used by all the children in the family. I think students just have fun reading through and trying to answer all the questions on their own as well.

EL(K-3), EL – ADVISABLE  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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