Search Results: "Greg Tang"


BOOK REVIEW

MATH-TERPIECES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Attractive and intriguing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of several other highly praised math books has another winner in this combination of math and art history. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPES OF MATH by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A winning addition. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting. Read full book review >

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MATH POTATOES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Even numerically challenged readers can count on coming away with some time and labor saving techniques for toting things up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The seventh in a line of verse math-terpieces that began with Grapes of Math (2001), this offers 16 problem-solving shortcuts that involve grouping numbers or items. Read full book review >

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MATH FOR ALL SEASONS by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Difficult to imagine ten-year-olds enamored of that. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Although these math riddles can be fun, there is a major discrepancy between the character of the book and the age group it is intended for. Read full book review >

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MATH APPEAL by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Best of all, Tang makes play out of math and the problem-solving riddles keep math-suspicious minds from wandering and maybe even from clogging. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Discovering patterns in groups of objects to discover their total number is Tang's forte, and here he is as engaging as ever, even when his examples don't necessarily make intuitive—or, for that matter, common—sense. Read full book review >

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MATH FABLES TOO by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A seamless blend of pleasure and purpose sandwiched between an introduction for adults and a closing page of recapitulated science facts. (Nonfiction poetry. 4-7)"
Anything but a one-trick pony, Tang offers not only math concepts in his latest collection of verse, but natural history, challenging vocabulary, wordplay and wisdom to boot. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF TIMES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But Tang's hope is that through these math autopsies, readers will grasp the mechanics at work and bury their math anxieties. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Tang would like to take the memorization out of the multiplication tables and insert some understanding. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SILENCE AND STONE by Kathleen Duey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"She meets her ever-shifting challenges with steadiness, and readers will eagerly return for the next volume as she searches for her vanished family. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
This lovely, sincere faerie story tempers sadness with joy. Read full book review >

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TEMPLETON GETS HIS WISH by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Moderately inspired but tired all the same. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pizzoli's young cat, Templeton, gets what he wishes for, with predictable results. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE SAM by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A polished work, from the words to the finish on the race cars. (Picture book. 3-5)"
There's more than one way to be the big dog in the little bestiary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T WORRY BEAR by Greg Foley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A great book to share with little ones who face a prolonged absence from a beloved friend or relative. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For the second in the Thank You Bear series, Foley once again manages to convey maximum message with minimal text and illustration. Read full book review >