When Logan’s class takes a trip to a math museum, his mischievous friend Benedict is sure it will be a boring dayuntil he discovers a robot and its creator in an off-limits area. The robot proves feisty, and soon both boys get zapped. They realize only later that they’d left the museum without their math skills. To get back the knowledge they need for schoolnot to mention buying food at the mall, divvying up dinner at home, and much morethey’ll have to get back to the museum and pass a series of math challenges. Being “numbed” teaches Logan and Benedict just how useful, and even fun, math can be.
About the Author
David Lubar has written more than twenty books for young readers, including Hidden Talents, Flip, Invasion of the Road Weenies, Punished, and My Rotten Life. His novels are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madame Bovary. His short stories have appeared in the collections of such respected anthologists as M. Jerry Weiss, Don Gallo, and Michael Cart, and in a variety of magazines, including Boy's Life, READ, and Nickelodeon. He has also designed and programmed many video games, but he'd much rather spend his time writing books and hanging out with librarians. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and a variety of cats.
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Hott Synopsis: Horror of horrors! Logan can’t believe he let Benedict get him into another predicament!! Who would have thought that a brief visit to the restricted area of a mathematics museum would cause them to loose all hope of recognizing numbers. Or that a second visit would only partially restore their abilities. It was that robot! Something must be done before someone else is ‘Numbed’! Hott Review: This was a great book! I think I enjoyed it as much as the kids. I think that this book was able to show it’s readers so much about how math really applies to life in a fun and imaginative way. More… Author: David Lubar Source: Millbrook Press via Netgalley Grade: A+ Ages: 8+