Friday, February 5, 2010

Pythagoras & the Ratios

I'm very pleased to announce the release of my most recent book, Pythagoras and the Ratios from Charlesbridge Publishing. I posted a couple interior illustrations in a previous post - you can see them here. You can see another interior page if you visit this image viewer at Barnes & Noble and a couple more also at Amazon.com if you use the "Look Inside" feature.

If you have/know any kids learning or struggling with ratios then this is the book for them. Here's a excerpt of a review from the School Library Journal:

"Gr 4–7—This picture-book introduction to ratio and proportion also explains the connection between math and music through a story featuring young Pythagoras and his family......."

".......The story is amusing and offers a glimpse into life in ancient Greece. Acrylic and colored pencil cartoons depict the clothing and lifestyle of the period in a pleasing palette. A historical note and an experiment in which readers are challenged to use Pythagorean ratios to create a musical instrument with six glasses of water in varying amounts are appended.—Barbara Auerbach, PS 217, Brooklyn, NY"

3 comments:

It's Me, again! said...

I love your artwork. The bright colors, especially the use of sky blues and whites really added to the 'greek' feel.

I like the picture of the squirrels in their home also. You did a great job of not making it too 'brown'. I should start doing art as a hobby again. It can be so relaxing.

Inferno said...

Love how you use your colors

Anonymous said...

You should make your Little Lost Squirrels series into a series of children's books.