Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Zero the Hero by Joan Holub
Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That’s what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn’t add anything in addition. He’s of no use in division. And don’t even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he’s worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.
Zero the Hero is a great children’s book. It teaches children a lot of useful information about numbers. From this book, children can learn how to count from one to ten. It also teaches a lot of math skills. Children can learn division, subtraction, multiplication, and addition. They can also learn how to count in roman numerals. The illustration of Zero multiplying by a rock is a little silly but it reinforces that multiplying anything by zero is zero. I like the numbers witty and punny commentary. I think kids as young as four should read this book because it makes math easy to understand at a young age.
I give Zero the Hero: 4/5.
Want to know more about the author?
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.