Stars, sisters, storytelling math--what more is there to love?! This is a great story about perspective and switching things up. Two sisters (and their cousin) all see the same set of stars in a different way, with the youngest, Usha, becoming frustrated that no one sees it her way. But once she does a few cartwheels, she realizes there is nothing to fight about. I loved the energetic illustrations, plus the backmatter, which teaches kids about how different cultures have seen these stars for millennia, as well how perspective works. A great addition to the Storytelling Math series, and just a great story to share!
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When sisters Usha and Aarti look up at the stars, they see different things. Aarti sees the Big Dipper, but Usha sees the Big DIGGER. And cousin Gloria sees the Big Kite! Could they all be right? A playful introduction to geometry and spatial relationships, featuring Indian American characters and a note about cultures and constellations.
Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
About the Author
Amitha Jagannath Knight has lots of experience with sister squabbles, as she grew up with an identical twin. (They are still best friends.) Amitha lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, and two cats. This is her debut book.
Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from India. She has published nearly a dozen picture books. She also animates videos and designs e-stickers.