The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith.
My kids and I love Scieszka/Smith books! These stories are some of our all time family favorites!
This duo's books are crazy and silly and your kids will be asking you to read them again and again.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a book that no matter how old you are, you are going to laugh!
And, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.....another family favorite!
Both these books are hysterical reads that appeal to kids of all ages!
The Math Curse is an award-winning quirky little story about a student who is positive that her math teacher Mrs. Fibonacci has put a math curse on her!
"On Monday in math class, Mrs. Fibonacci says, 'You know, you can think of everything as a math problem.'
On Tuesday, I started having problems."
Everywhere she goes and everything she sees becomes a math problem!
All these math problems cause her to turn into a "raving math lunatic!"
This causes her a great deal of stress and concern!!!!
Finally, she is able to break the math curse, but not before more crazy curses come her way!
This story has a combination of real math problems and crazy, far-fetched ones.
"I look in my closet, and the problem gets worse:
I have 1 white shirt, 3 blue shirts, 3 striped shirts, and that 1 ugly plaid shirt my Uncle Zeno sent me.
1. How many shirts is that altogether?
2. How many shirts would I have if I threw away that awful plaid shirt?
3. When will Uncle Zeno quit sending me such ugly shirts?
I'm getting a little worried. Everything seems to be a problem!"
Kids and adults of all ages will want to read this story again and again.
I think this is also a great book to talk to kids about the anxiety that math causes many people.
We can so quickly become overwhelmed and our minds start spinning!
This book is a favorite with math teachers everywhere, and know if you read it, it will quickly become a favorite of yours!
Check out The Math Curse and other Scieszka/Smith books here.