7th July 2015

Sir Circumference and the Dragon of Pi

Sir Cumference and the Dragoin of Pi book cover

Sir Circumference and the Dragon of Pi

by Cindy Neuschwander

Penned by Cindy Neuschwander, this book is a a superb combination of two things I am passionate about: maths and English. This book has it all, sparkling word play, a hesitant dragon with a moustache that spues fire, a charming hero who develops as the story arc progresses and a plot twist at the end which is simply …magic. Although you will not find any spoilers here, I can say that this book’s strength lies in its ability to blend together two subjects that are traditionally seen as separate. This book shows us that maths and English do not have to be kept apart on opposite sides of a wrought iron fence. In fact, there are many areas where skills in maths and English intersect, such as in word problems. The success and popularity of this book has spawned a succession of sequels, all of which I would highly recommend.

 

“KABOOM! Sir Cumference disappeared and a dragon now sat on the grass.

 

“AHHHHHHH!” Screamed Radius. “Where is my father?””

 

 

Reviewed by Mr Rimmington

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