Nov. 19: “Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens”

In case you have been keeping up with my Picture Book Month blogs, you’ll noticed I dropped the ball over the weekend. No excuses, but we did have a pretty busy weekend. Thanksgiving dinner party at our friends’ house, putting up Christmas decorations (just beginning), followed by football, football and yes, more football. Oh yeah, and I also logged an 8-mile run in there.

We were so busy, we didn’t even have a chance to make our weekly trip to Target, my home away from home!

So, alas, no blog yesterday. But hopefully today’s book will make up for it! I first blogged about Cindy Neuschwander’s Sir Cumference series a while ago, and now it’s back! This blog celebratesSir Cumference and All the King’s Tens, a book that teaches place value and counting by multiples of ten.

Unlike other counting books, Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens teaches these math concepts while telling a story about Sir Cumference and his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, throwing a party fit for a king! The story reveals the relevance and real-world application of these math concepts and the importance of problem solving.

Neuschwander’s Sir Cumference series is always full of beautiful illustrations and this book is no exception! Wayne Greehan does a great job of filling each page with beautiful illustrations that students will love!

Neuschwander, Cindy. Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens. Illustrated by Wayne Greehan. Charlesbridge Publishing. 2009.



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