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Shaping Up Summer

Do you think maths matters to animals and plants? What if nature knew numbers like you? Explore numbers and different ways of counting in beautiful autumn scenes. Meet squirrels, bears, raccoons, geese and whales as they take you through numeration.

Maths in Nature is a lovely four book series, which explores seasonal and natural beauty through maths concepts, which are made engaging with energetic and colourful paper collage illustrations, poetic language and thoughtful questions. Each book also includes nature notes at the end, which give more information about the animals and plants featured in the seasonal scenes. The engaging “What if?” format of this informational picture book is sure to delight five- to seven-year-olds.

Our Review Panel says...

There is so much to love about this book, which would be great to share individually or in small groups. Each page sparks a mathematical discussion about shapes in the context of the natural world. The collaged artwork is beautiful and the text is written in verse, giving the book an enthralling appeal to young readers and adults alike. The ‘Nature Notes’ at the end give extra information about all the animals featured in the book.

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