Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Wing Wing Brothers: Geometry Palooza! by Ethan Long - OPTIONAL

Long, Ethan  The Wing Wing Brothers: Geometry Palooza!  Holiday House, 2014.  $15.95  PICTURE BOOK Content: PG (dismemberment of a chicken).  

Five chicken brothers perform three circus-like acts to show different aspects of geometry.  They shoot each other out of a cannon, they move shapes around and they do fractions.  In the end they cut their brother in a magic box into quarters, but when they go to take a bow he falls apart in quarters.  They glue him back together, but it was still kind of gross.  

I didn’t like this book.  I think it didn’t explain enough about math and there wasn’t a story line, so I'm not sure what the point of the book was.  The illustrations are lacking and the dismembered chicken made it shocking and hard to recommend.   

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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