The following picture story books are available at the Mathematical Association of Victoria Shop.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr Seuss
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. In this hilarious exploration of simple concepts such as colours, numbers and opposites, Dr Seuss presents a crazy world of boxing Goxes and winking Yinks that drink pink ink! This book has Dr Seuss’ unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes.
The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle
It is Tim’s birthday. Instead of a package, Tim gets a mysterious letter - written in code! Tim and the reader are off, following the clues. And at the end of the treasure hunt is a wonderful birthday surprise!
YouTube read by Serdar Mutlu
The Foot Book by Dr Seuss, illus. Bonnie McKain
Wet foot. Dry foot. Low foot. High foot. Early readers will enjoy marching in time to the beat of many, many feet with Dr Seuss’ fun exploration of opposites. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years.
Ten Apples up on Top, by Dr Seuss
Learning to count has never been more fun than in this crazy tale of a dog, a lion and a tiger all showing off how many apples they can balance on their heads as they skip, walk the tightrope and roller skate their way through the book.
The Bad-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
The bad-tempered ladybird picks fights with every animal he meets, but soon learns the importance of friends and turns into a far nicer, happier bug. The beautifully illustrated pages of this entertaining book demonstrate the sizes of the different animals and the sun’s path across the sky as time passes.
A Place for Zero by Angeline Sparagna Lo Presti, illus. Phyllis Hornung
Having nothing to bring to the game of Addemup, Zero cannot play with the rest of the players in Digitaria and so must come up with a clever plan that will let him play despite his numeric shortcomings.
Full House: An invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds illus. Abby Carter
Miss Bloom runs the Strawberry Inn, and she loves visitors. All through the day she welcomes a cast of hilarious characters until all the rooms are taken. It’s a full house! But in the middle of the night, Miss Bloom senses that something is amiss - and sure enough, the guests are all downstairs eating dessert. Readers will be inspired to do the maths and discover that one delicious cake divided by five hungry guests and one doting hostess equals a perfect midnight snack at the Strawberry Inn!
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All: A Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns illus. Debbie Tilley
The seating for a family reunion gets complicated as people rearrange the tables and chairs to seat additional guests.