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.
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“Slack’s bug-eyed caricatures are an exuberant complement to Lewis’s delightfully offbeat union of poetry and math.” –Publishers Weekly (Starred)
“Slack’s digital illustrations match the whimsy and fun of the poems, the tongue-in-cheek humor in full gear.– Kirkus Reviews
“a festival of math and mirth“ –Washington Post