I am very passionate about teaching my daughter math. I don’t just want her to learn it, I want her to love it and enjoy its challenge. My approach to teaching math is to avoid any sort of math drills for as long as possible. It’s not hard as my daughter smells drills and fights them mightily. So – we read books and play games, and you can read more about our math journey by choosing Early Math category on the sidebar of my blog. Anyway, this book that I picked up from the library worked out great in promoting my “math is great!” message. Loreen Leedy is a well known author, and I looked at her other math books before, but they are targeted towards somewhat older audience. This one, however, was beautifully illustrated, well rhymed and extremely fun to read. It was definitely one of the best books of the week, and Anna requested it very many times. We made a “quick and dirty” story stretcher with number stickers. I drew a very rough representation of a story finale, and Anna stuck the numbers going up the mountain and into “a number vacuum”. I was kind of hoping that she will put them into a number line, but no such luck. They were not ordered in the story either. I highly recommend the book, and please visit A Mommy’s Adventures for more StArt entries.