Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Laura Overdeck
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
A fun book that challenges your brain and explores the answers to clever questions submitted by kids! How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit On A Plane? helps the reader solve math questions regarding animals, nature, food, life, Earth, and includes some cool math tricks to help you wow your friends with mental math! Readers will discover which blows faster, a tornado or hurricane, how many bees it takes to make a jar of honey, and how old you are when you turn a billion seconds old. It shows exciting ways to do math!
Not only is the content of this book highly engaging, but the pages are colorful and bright, with attractive graphics to accompany the questions. Each question has some type of math problem to work through, even if the original question is answered without math. The explanations of the solutions are clear and well-thought out, making it possible for an older elementary school kid to follow. Each question is researched and given an accurate answer, with references in the back of the book. This book is especially appropriate for kids in 3rd-6th grade; however, there are a variety of questions ranging in difficulty level, so there’s something here for everyone! Perfect for use in the classroom or at home, this book will help kids be excited to do math and learn something new along the way.