Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Bruce Goldstone
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Will the mouse find its way through the maze? It's a possibility! Could you knock down twelve bowling pins in one roll? That impossible since there are only ten pins! This book gives simple, and often funny, examples for many terms like certain, likely, probable, and improbable. There are many simple illustrated examples to help kids to learn the concepts easily.
This book is an excellent introduction to probability vocabulary and ideas for young children. Readers will be able to apply what they learn to everyday activities because that is how this book teaches. The narration is funny and direct, with important words in a larger, more colorful font. There are a couple more complex ideas near the back of the book such as how the probability of a coin being heads is the same even after you've gotten tails eleven times. The format for these more complex ideas is in the same simple style as the rest of the book, but the concept may be beyond younger readers.