I am unashamedly passionate about reading. I could list several reasons why reading is a crucial life skill. For instance, reading impacts success in other subjects. We like to separate history, science, language, and math into neat little categories; but really, so much of learning is interwoven. A great example of this interweaving of disciplines can be found in the new book, Where Has Polly Gone?.
About the Book
Netta is the main character in this cute story about an ostrich who struggles to pay attention to her math lesson about polygons. Netta tries hard to listen in class, but ends up becoming distracted by what she sees outside the window. When called on to locate a polygon, a confused Netta thinks her teacher is asking her, “Where has Polly gone?”. Netta spends her entire summer break searching for the mysterious Polly. She travels all over the world but never realizes that there are a plethora of polygons all around her. Children will enjoy locating all the polygons throughout the story! Two additional perks of the book are that it indirectly deals with the challenges of children with ADD/ADHD, and it looks at world travel.
About the Author
Lisa Service is a first time author who wrote Where Has Polly Gone? to help students fall in love with math. She is a former 4th grade teacher who holds two master’s degrees in Educational Leadership and Medical Science. She has used her Medical Science degree to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant. She says, “I knew that this story would make them (children) smile, realize that math is all around them, and help them to have a direct application to their life.”
Where Has Polly Gone? just released on Kindle – available at Amazon – and will be available in print soon. The book signing is set for late November. Red Apple Reading recommends you get this book for your little one. Your child will not only enjoy reading the story, but will receive a fun lesson in polygons as well. If you are interested in learning more about this entertaining and educational book, visit www.wherehaspollygone.com