Children's Poet Laurate J. Patrick Lewis borrows themes from famous poems and flips them on their head to create wacky verses and riddles in a collection of math-based problem-solving parodies, while Michael Slack's illustrations keep the mix of poetry and math light and fun.
Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes It s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis
has reimagined classic poems such as Edgar Allan Poe s The Raven and Langston
Hughes s April Rain Song and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies
and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,
they won t guess they re learning Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and
engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,
poetry and poet biographies it s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a
treat for fans of words and numbers alike."