LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths

Written by John Agard

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths Synopsis

From the mysterious power of the decimal point to the oddity of odd numbers, fun and wonder are the essence of these remarkable poems. The winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry takes us through the delight and silliness maths has to offer. Subjects range from the title poem in which Einstein's number-loving parents persuade her of the fun they have with maths, to poems about the magic number nine, the power of the decimal point, and the ancient Inca counting device the Quipo.

Einstein, The Girl Who Hated Maths Press Reviews

The poems are lively enough to stand up on their own, but accompanied by the artwork of Satoshi Kitamura, they practically jump out of the page at you. * Junior * This unique collection of original poems about maths provides delightful insights into the world of numbers - sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, always highly entertaining. * Books Magazine * Provide[s] rich opportunities for linking maths with literacy ... [a] delightful poetic pot pourri ... The title poem draws your attention like iron filings to a magnet ... Takes us on an enchanting poetic pilgrimage through numberland ... A snazzy animated collection that will undoubtedly transform your class into maths disciples... My Year 5 class gave this volume a thumbs up ... You can count on [this book] to fascinate, engage and ignite an enthusiastic response to learn more about the magic of maths and the power of poetry. * TES Teacher * An hilarious look at maths from a poet's-eye view ... will convert even the most reluctant mathematician to the fun to be had with numbers. * Carousel * The poems are lively enough to stand up on their own, but accompanied by the artwork of Satoshi Kitamura, they practically jump out of the page at you. * Junior * This unique collection of original poems about maths provides delightful insights into the world of numbers - sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, always highly entertaining. * Books Magazine * Provide[s] rich opportunities for linking maths with literacy ... [a] delightful poetic pot pourri ... The title poem draws your attention like iron filings to a magnet ... Takes us on an enchanting poetic pilgrimage through numberland ... A snazzy animated collection that will undoubtedly transform your class into maths disciples... My Year 5 class gave this volume a thumbs up ... You can count on [this book] to fascinate, engage and ignite an enthusiastic response to learn more about the magic of maths and the power of poetry. * TES Teacher * An hilarious look at maths from a poet's-eye view ... will convert even the most reluctant mathematician to the fun to be had with numbers. * Carousel * A must-read for all number enthusiasts * The School Run *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444917734
Publication date: 3rd October 2013
Author: John Agard
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About John Agard

John Agard was born in Guyana and emigrated to Britain in 1977. He has worked as an actor and a performer with a jazz group and spent several years with the Commonwealth Institute, travelling all over Britain giving talks, performances and workshops. He has visited literally thousands of schools. His poem 'Half-caste' is on the AQA English GCSE syllabus, and every year he tours the country performing with other top poets for GCSE students. His children's poetry includes WE ANIMALS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU, POINTS OF VIEW WITH PROFESSOR PEEKABOO, and most recently EINSTEIN, THE GIRL WHO HATED MATHS ...

More About John Agard

More Books By John Agard

Cover for Shona, Word Detective (4u2read) by John Agard
Cover for The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
Cover for The Rainmaker Danced by John Agard
View All Books By John Agard

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×