Ways to Say Zero

Children - Concept
20 Pages
Reviewed on 04/26/2017
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Ways to Say Zero by Mary Page is a charming book for children that cleverly teaches them about the concept of zero. The author teaches the concept with a lot of examples given by a mother to her son, taken from different walks of life, love, and her expectations of him. Children will clearly understand the mathematical concept of zero after reading this story in which they learn about the myriad ways zero can be used. The fun and informative way of putting together the concept makes it a delightful storybook for children, plus they become familiar with zero and exactly what it means.

I loved the concept of getting across what zero means to children. It’s unique, interesting, and engaging, yet at the same time educational and informative. The illustrations are vibrant and lively and they make the concept clearer. The illustrations give zero an identity and a personality of its own throughout the story. It is also interesting to learn about the birth of zero and ways to say zero in other languages. The book is excellent for bedtime story telling and is a perfect tool for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. I liked the way the author has used different ways to show what zero means and when we can say it is zero. Children’s books should be like this one – educational, informative, and fun so that learning and teaching become interesting and children look forward to learning and parents and educators enjoy teaching.