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Nonfiction Monday: Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree

Zero is the Leaves on the TreeI’d seen the book Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree mentioned elsewhere, so when I saw a copy at my library I had to see what the fuss was about. Let me say that there is some well-earned fuss. Taking the reader through the seasons, zero is represented in many ways, including the number of sleds on a slushy hillside or the kites in a windless sky. The beautiful and slight wording on each two-page spread makes the book close kin to poetry.
Zero is...
the leaves on the bare,
brown arms of the oak tree.
I can’t think of another book that gently and beautifully tackles math, seasons, and poetry. Heck, through the lovely illustrations, the book even includes a story of sorts about a diverse groups of four friends going through the school year together. Honestly, it’s such a perfect book that it should not be missed. (Nonfiction Monday is hosted today at Tales from the Rushmore Kid.)

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1 comment:

abbiegrace said...

Sounds like a lovely book!

I'll have to look for it at the bookstore or library. Thanks!