Mr. Archimedes' Bath

Mr. Archimedes' Bath

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Puffin 1994
Mathematics Curriculum

With tongue firmly in cheek (oh dear) our intrepid Mr. Archimedes dives into his bath along with a goat, a kangaroo and a wombat. What's a bath without your wombat, I ask you? Funny thing, the water rises and makes a mess on the bathroom floor. So, the determined Mr. Archimedes gets his measuring stick out and proceeds to measure the depth of the bath water. He does a bit of an experiment which requires the animals to take turns getting out of the tub and also requires Mr. Archimedes to display his own pink cheeks in fine form to us in many an illustration. If this book doesn't generate some howls of delight, I don't know what will. Even the librarians I just read it aloud to got the giggles and that knowing look in their eyes. This is absolutely fabulous. If all math concepts were taught with such a great sense of humor and insight into children's inner imps, we would a much more advanced civilization. Ages 4-8 32 pages

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