Monday, October 9, 2017

Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Book Overview:

How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn’t have a modern scale? Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister’s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principle of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution.


My Review:

Cao Chong is a young child, but proves he's quite smart.  He lays his eyes on an elephant for the first time when one is presented as a birthday gift.  Many prestigious adults wonder aloud what the elephant might weigh.  They try to come up with solutions on how to find the answer but they're fruitless in finding one that works.  Cao Chong comes up with a clever idea and puts it to work, finally solving the riddle on how much the elephant actually weighs.

The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book has instructions for a hands-on project on understanding buoyancy, and has explanations of what buoyancy is exactly.  It also talks about the different kind of scales used to weigh objects and the geography of China, then and now.  Children can also learn about the history of Cao Chong, who the book is based off of.

Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant is a Fall 2017 release from Arbordale Publishing

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36 comments:

Peggy said...

I did well in History but loved Math best.

Janice Crespo said...

I did well in Math. Numbers were always easy for me.

Klydra Pugh said...

I did well in English
Thanks for the chance

Feisty Fox said...

I did well in history.

Beth said...

I did well in science.

SueZH said...

I did well in math at least to high school!

MichelleCat said...

I did my best in science classes from biology to chemistry; still a favorite to this day.

Renee Rousseau said...

I did the best in English and Math.

Jan Lee said...

I did well in English and Science. :)

Darlene said...

I did well in math.

Jade W said...

Math was my subject!

Marty C. said...

I did well in languages -- Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, etc.

Arf2-D2 said...

I did best in math and science.

Ken Ohl said...

I did really well in Math

bison61 said...

math was my favorite subject

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aperry said...

I enjoyed Language Arts.

Heather B said...

I always did well in Math when I was younger.

Richard Brandt said...

Well, I got a Silver Key in Latin...

Crafty Zoo said...

I loved history as a kid. Unfortunately, these days I can't remember it at all!

Leela said...

All of them, but I liked Earth Science the best.

Nancy said...

Reading was my favorite subject in school.

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Lauryn Rescoe said...

My best subjects were always math (especially algebra) and reading.

Michelle Elizondo said...

I did well in art, lol.

firstinlinetobuyyourbook said...

i did best in math

slb3334 said...

math and reading when I was younger, math and history in high school.

Abigail Gibson said...

I did well in English.

msrodeobrat said...

I always liked English and Reading in school!
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Julie Waldron said...

I did well in English class.

Anne Higgins said...

I was best in math and science

Gina Ferrell said...

I did well in Science class it was my favorite subject and was so interested in it.

Kristen said...

I did well in Biology.

Brandy Schwartz said...

I did well in most of my subjects; but loved English/Reading the most!

Jana Leah B said...

I did well in the sciences - Biology, Ecology, Physics, etc.

JJAY100 said...

I did well in English

Sue Hull said...

I did well in English & Art classes.Thank you for the chance ☺

Susan Smoaks said...

I got mostly all A's. I liked math the best.