Saturday, September 17, 2011

Book Review: Fractions = Trouble! by Claudia Mills

✰✰✰✰ Everyone has something they need to work extra hard at to learn. For some it's spelling, for others it's science, and for third grader Wilson Williams, it's math. Oh, and not just any math...FRACTIONS! Luckily (or unluckily depending on how you look at it) Wilson's parents hire a math tutor to help out.

As Wilson tries to keep his struggles and the tutor a secret, his friendship with his best friend, Josh, begins to suffer. As Wilson learns about fractions, he is reminded of the importance of friends and family along the way.

The Bottom Line: This quick read is for everyone who has ever struggled to learn something. The themes of family, friendship, and overcoming challenges make this book a winner for kids in grades 2 - 4. Highly recommended for both kids and parents.

Details: Fractions = Trouble! written by Claudia Mills & illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Hardcover published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011. 128 p. ISBN: 978-0-374-36716-9

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