1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions

1 + 1 = 3?
1 unicorn + 1 goat = 3 horns!

1 + 1 = 6 ?
1 duet + 1 quartet = 6 musicians!

Kids will love this wacky, creative, math/counting book. Even though my kids know the answers by heart now, they still enjoy the questions. Each right page has a “1+1” question and illustration which give the reader a hint. When you flip the page you get the full context and picture, explaining the equation. My three year old likes to count on the answer page, whereas my 5 year old will read the answer.

I wouldn’t consider it a math book for teaching, but it is loads of fun. Some of the pages do introduce vocabulary such as quartet, century, and duet. The simple, colorful, and silly illustrations support the author’s game well. Check this book out, read it with your kid, and see what new wacky equations you can come up with.

1 + 1 = 40 ?

1 review on Flowering Minds + 1 post on Facebook = 40 hits on this blog  😉

Author: David La Rochelle
Illustrator: Brenda Sexton

Other Unlikely Additions

2 Comments to “1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions”

  1. This book sounds like so much fun! My kind of math.

  2. My oldest has a real propensity for numbers, even though this sounds like it’s a bit young for him, he’d probably enjoy sharing it with his brother. Thanks for sharing at The Children’s Bookshelf.

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