Giraffe Math (Hardcover)
A picture book that introduces math concepts through the artful sharing of giraffe facts, for fans of Ten Magic Butterflies and Zero the Hero.
Twiga the giraffe introduces young readers to fascinating facts about giraffes and their relationship to other creatures—all by using math concepts such as measurements, graphs, shapes, word problems, and more.
This interactive picture book explores these spectacular animals through a STEM lens as everything from their speed and size to their intricate camouflage patterns (which act as internal air conditioning) and other body characteristics are featured. It’s an in-depth look at the animal kingdom’s most beloved gentle giants.
About the Author
Stephen R. Swinburne is a naturalist as well as the author of over thirty books for young readers on the subjects of animals and nature, including Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes, Safe in a Storm, and Unbreakable Beaks. An accomplished photographer and musician, Steve visits over fifty schools each year and gives book presentations on wildlife and conservation.
Geraldo Valério was born in Brazil, where he received a bachelor of arts in drawing, followed by a master of arts at New York University. He is the illustrator of many highly acclaimed books for children and the creator of My Book of Butterflies, My Book of Birds, and Busy, Busy Birds. His work has been published in Canada, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK, and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto, Ontario, and invites you to visit him on Instagram @geraldovalerioillustration or online at www.geraldovalerio.com.
Praise for Giraffe Math:
"An interesting combination of information about giraffes and mathematical connections to this majestic animal. Twiga the giraffe guides readers through different giraffe facts starting with height and weight using U.S. measuring standards (feet, inches, pounds) and making connections between the tallest land animal and an average third grader along with other animals…. Giraffes are truly amazing creatures and the math connections in this work are interesting and well presented."—School Library Journal