Shape Up! (Paperback)

Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons

By David A. Adler, Nancy Tobin (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823416387, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/1998)

List Price: 8.99*
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Description

A hands-on introduction to polygons that takes the fear out of math and puts the fun back in! 

Draw three dots on a piece of paper. Or maybe-- draw three dots on a slice of cheese.  What happens when you connect the dots? 

With bright, colorful illustrations and a simple, funny text, Shape Up! introduces triangles, quadrangles, and other polygons to young readers, encouraging them to play along, and learn everything there is to know about shapes.  

Explaining basic geometric concepts and offering definitions for important vocabulary, this introduction to shapes, lines, and angles is to good to miss-- even if the jokes can be a little . . . cheesy. 

Created by a respected children's nonfiction author and former math teacher, this is a perfect grounding in basic shapes-- and a lot of fun, too.


About the Author

David A. Adler, a former math teacher, wants children to understand how much fun math can really be. He and illustrator Nancy Tobin have collaborated on two other books introducing math concepts, Fraction Fun and Shape Up! Mr. Adler is also the author of the acclaimed Picture Book Biography series for children, several Judaica titles, and numerous riddle books. He lives with his family in New York.

Nancy Tobin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later studied at Kendall College. She is also the illustrator of How Tall, How Short, How Faraway, and Shape Up! She lives in New Jersey.