Wednesday, August 22, 2018

CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

Elephant has a bucket of blocks and wants to build something tall. Something as tall as Elephant. But will it stay up? CRASH! BOOM! Not this time. Build it again? One block. Two blocks? Four blocks? It’s still not as tall as Elephant. More blocks! Now will it stay up? Now will it be as tall as Elephant? Build, balance, count — question, estimate, measure — predict, crash, and build again! Young children will happily follow along as Elephant goes through the ups and downs of creating something new and finally celebrates the joy and pride of success.

How do these blocks stack up? Gentle math concepts go down easy in this fun and accessible story for very young children by the esteemed Robie H. Harris.


My Review:

School is back in session for most and that means it's back to teaching young children the fundamentals of reading, match, science, and more.  If you know of a child in the Preschool to Kindergarten age range and would like to work with them on math skills, CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale is an entertaining picture book that will spur the momentum.

A hardcover book, CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale features an illustrative blue elephant who is trying to build with blocks.  The elephant counts up to four and is excited to see the blocks are as tall as him.  Then, sadly, the blocks come crashing down.  Elephant manipulates the blocks many different ways until he's able to stack them up as tall as him (eight high).  He's excited and makes the blocks crash down around him intentionally.  

This book can be a fun visual teaching tool to help young children count.  They can either count the blocks on each page or read the numbers aloud that are printed on the pages.  Other discussions offered are width, tallness, shortness, and how to stack blocks to make them less wobbly.


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One person will win a hardback book copy of CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale.

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72 comments:

aperry said...

Yes, I enjoy math and am good with numbers.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

wish i had this book when i was young--might have passed math!

Beth said...

I'd like to think I'm good with numbers.

ToniAnn said...

Sadly, I am not good with numbers. I don't want to pass that along to my little ones, so I'm making an effort to inspire a love of math in them.

cheryl c. said...

No, I am not good with numbers. I made good grades in math in school, but I had to work at it.

Jan Lee said...

No, I can do basic math but that's it. I generally hate math.

Jan Lee said...

I do not like math at all. I can't remember if my last comment posted or not, sorry.

Nafeeza Chung said...

I'm good with numbers

Christa Bengtsson said...

I am good with numbers now, but when I was in school I hated math.

marjorie takala said...

Great book for teaching kids to count. Thanks for the giveaway.

katherine s said...

I like math but it has been hard teaching out oldest. This book might help him.

Renee said...

I'm okay with numbers. I never made it beyond college Algebra though, so anything after that I'm lost!
I am teaching my 5 year old addition and subtraction and I can handle that pretty well :)

Darlene said...

I do love numbers.

Stacy said...

I'm not a math lover at all.

Angie Church said...

I believe I am pretty good with numbers, as a kid I was sick and could not play outside so my dad would keep me occupied with math tricks and numbers

bison61 said...

yes I am good with numbers

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SueZH said...

I've always been pretty good with numbers. I wish my daughter was as lucky.

katklaw777 said...

OK with numbers but always hated word problems...just couldn't do them.

Kristen said...

I'm reasonably good with numbers.

susan1215 said...

I'm ok with numbers, not my strongest subject.

Anna Pry said...

no, i'm not really but thankfully my husband is

Leela said...

Yes, I'm good with numbers.

Charlene S. said...

Yes, I am good with numbers.

slb3334 said...

I love working with numbers.

Mary Chapman said...

I enjoy math, but am getting a bit rusty!

alissa apel said...

I'm horrible with numbers. I'm actually very rare, and think I would have done well with common core math. It's more visual. I know many hate it.

Anne Higgins said...

I would like to think I am good with numbers - but there are times!!!!

jenny said...

Very bad with numbers lol

Derek Miller said...

I am an engineer so numbers come naturally for the most part.

Donna C. said...

sometimes.

Nancy said...

No I'm not good with math, but my husband is!

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Niclan80 said...

I am bad with numbers. I actually hate math.

Marilyn said...

I'm pretty good with basic math

Amanda Hoffman said...

Im okay with numbers. Not bad but not the best.

Brandi Swanson said...

I have always been good with numbers!

James Coyne said...

I am good with numbers

msrodeobrat said...

I'm pretty good with numbers, I'm an accountant

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Yvonne Woodstock said...

I'm HORRIBLE with numbers! I can count 8 blocks though! Haha.
Seriously, I'm OK with basic life skills math I need to know and do fine but anything beyond that even if I start to grasp it, it disappears from my head within a day as if I had never been taught it at all.
I was good at most other subjects though!
I do NOT want to act like I don't like math though, I like to act like numbers are fun when our 5 kids were growing up and now around our young grandson so they have a better chance of liking numbers and math.

Sara said...

I am not good with numbers and always avoided math. My oldest son is really good at math (got that from his daddy) and so I'm curious if my youngest will have math skills like me or his dad.

Susan Smoaks said...

i am good with numbers. i am an accountant.

mscoffee77 said...

I am not good with numbers but my son is great at math.

Denise Morse said...

I am - numbers is my job

Katrina Brockavich said...

I enjoy math but I was much better with numbers when I was in school! Now I rely a lot in my calculator!

LeAnn Harbert said...

I am good with numbers.

Courtney B said...

I'm the worst at math!!

thanks so much! xoxo

Allie G said...

I think I'm pretty good with numbers

Edye Nicole said...

I'm kinda good, ha!!

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Jana Leah B said...

I'm good with numbers.

Beverly Harrold said...

mth is an intrisic part of my career and life, i ove it

Nikki Harvey said...

Math was never my best subject. I was always better at English and History.

saturdaynightfever said...

Above average?

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wen budro said...

I have the basics down. Other than that- I've never been interested in higher mathematics.

Annmarie Weeks said...

I have never been very good with numbers, but I think I'm actually getting better as the years go by (and as I've helped my own kids with homework & listened to them explain them to me!). I hope my young niece will have an easier time with them!

bloomingjess said...

im terrible

Kayla Klontz said...

i'M PRETTY GOOD AT NUMBERS, I LOVE MATH.

Leslie said...

i'm okay,but could be better.

Tammy Iler said...

I'm that great mentally but paper and calculator I am

Amber C said...

Unfortunately I've never been good with math.

Abigail said...

Math is my jam! I have always loved numbers.

Kathy Pease said...

I am not very good with numbers it stresses me out

msmissy02 said...

I am not good with numbers, but my son is! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

bluecat said...

I was better with numbers when I was younger.

AmyLynn said...

I'm good with numbers!

Donna said...

I am pretty good with numbers.

Jamie Martin said...

I was better with numbers in my youth!

Cassandra D. said...

Yes, I'm good with numbers.

Sand said...

Yes, I'm good with numbers.

PattiAnn Green said...

I'm "eh" with numbers. I can figure out what I need to, but I'm not one of those people who can look at a problem and just know the answer.

savvychic said...

I am not good with numbers!

Philip Lawrence said...

I have always been good with numbers and have little need for using a calculator.

disneyfanheather said...

I'm not good with numbers.

Christian A said...

I'm good, but I used to be better.