Discover Math Matters! With over 11 million books sold worldwide, this award-winning series of easy-to-read books will help young readers ages 5–8 approach math with enthusiasm. Great for fans of MathStart or Step into Reading Math.
Teddy Kramer is always last! Even his friends called him SLOWPOKE. Tired of his nickname, Teddy decides to become the fastest kid in town. Does he succeed?
With engaging stories that connect math to kids’ everyday lives, each book in the Teachers’ Choice Award–winning Math Matters series focuses on a single concept and reinforces math vocabulary and skills. Bonus activities in the back of each book feature math and reading comprehension questions, and even more free activities online add to the fun! (Math topic: Elapsed time)
About the Author
Lucille Recht Penner was born in New York City and is an alumna of Barnard College. She has written 35 books for children on subjects ranging from dinosaurs to Native American food. Many of her books have been book club selections and two were Boston Globe Honor Books. Mrs. Penner lives in Tucson, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. Gioia Fiammenghi has illustrated numerous children’s books. Her work has been included on The New York Times’ list of 100 Outstanding Children’s Books’ Illustrators. Her awards include the AIGA and her work has been cited by the Child Study Association in their list of the Best Books of the Year. Gioia lives with her husband in Monte Carlo and has three grown children.