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.