As young readers journey into the natural world, they discover that numbers, patterns, shapes, and much more! These can be found in everyday plants and animals. In Shaping Up Summer, the final title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of geometry, symmetry, and spatial sense.
With a bold palette, striking graphics, and a bouncing menagerie of animals, this pair of uniquely formatted lift-the-flap books introduces young readers to the basic concepts of counting and patterns. Each is a boisterous, vivid trek of discovery, providing irresistible clues which encourage lifting the flap-a hands-on, educator-approved strategy of uncovering and learning concepts. Whether it’s finding out just who’s next in Animal 123, or exploring differently patterned creatures hiding in the habitats of Animal Spots and Stripes, these ultra-sturdy books provide not just an intriguing way to communicate essential building blocks of learning, but also offer an energetic playground of sheer delight.
Every morning Ajji’s village is decorated with rangolis – special patterns made usually from rice flour and sugar or materials such as cereals, pulses, grains, sand or beads. Dots, lines, flower designs, on the ground on the wall, everywhere. Food for ants, beautiful to look at and fun for birds, dogs and children. This delightful book makes a wonderful introduction to the art of rangoli and the illustrations carry the exuberance of these earthy patterns.The book includes a spread at the back on how to make your own rangolis. Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is also known in different parts of the country as muggu, kolam and alpona. The motifs used are usually taken from nature or geometric patterns. Rangolis are particular popular around festivals such as diwali – the Hindu festival of light.
In this big, beautiful, astonishing book, more than 50 animals are hiding. In elegant drawings and graphic, eye-catching layouts, Out of Sight will enthrall children with the amazing variety of the animal kingdom.
Who but this author and artist could see a rhinoceros in a train locomotive or a kangaroo in a baby carriage? With perfect accord this creative team from very different parts of the world see the possibility of animals in stripes, spots, dots, and rows. With quirky energy and electric imagination, a gifted poet and a brilliant artist cast a sharp eye on design and transportation in a new pair of Animagicals titles. In each book, twelve poems pose riddles that are answered in twelve full-page, fold-out paintings of animals, each portrayed with humor, empathy, and sensitivity. Whether it’s comparing a dragonfly with helicopter in the On the Go, or describing the titles on a turtle’s shell in Patterns, Animagicals engage the mind and delight the eye of both children and adults.
A biography of Leonardo Fibonacci, the 12th century mathematician who discovered the numerical sequence named for him.
This book uses a simple lift-the-flap format and predictable text to ease toddlers into the idea of having a new baby in the house.