“Walter wheels out the Whammer. Here comes Wendell! Watch him whiz through the air!”
The Wing Wing Brothers are a family circus act of five wacky birds: Walter, Wendell, Willy, Wilmer, and Woody. They do their best to make math painless and fun. Using magic wands and feats of daring they whip those polygons into shape.
Their first amazing feat – Describing Relative Positions – opens with a blast, boom, splat! Their goal: Launch a
human bird cannonball through a hoop of fire. Then, with a waggle of the wand – poof! Triangles! Squares! Rectangles! and more to amaze you! Of course there’s the “sawing a person in the box” act… which turns out just the way you’d expect and requires special glue…
What I like about this book: it’s silly and a fun way to play with math – as long as kids don’t try these stunts at home!
Head over to Sally’s Bookshelf for some hands-on beyond-the-book activities.
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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