Title: Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
Author: Joseph D'Agnese
Illustrator: John O'Brien
Reviewed by: Nikolas C., Grade III
Rating: ******* (yes, you counted correctly- 7 Stars!)
This book is about Leonardo Fibonnaci who is is a person that changed the way the world saw numbers. It all started when he was a little boy and he was thinking about numbers and solving math problems. His teacher Maestro didn't like him thinking and called him a Blockhead. Everyone else laughed. Fibonnaci loved numbers and found math everywhere in nature, like at the beach, in Africa, in the city of Pisa.
Leonardo Fibonnaci found a special pattern of numbers that is found in nature. The pattern starts like this: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377. You can find these numbers in things like flowers, fruits, star fish, sea shells. When you put them together they can form a spiral.
I love how at the end of the book you can go back at the pictures and find things in them because it tells you what to look for on the last page. It gives you things to think about.
I loved the book because it has math and I love math. The most important message of the book is that you should do what you like and makes you happy. When you know what makes you happy, you should work hard and learn all you can about it so that you can change the world! What makes me happiest is tennis. It is a fun game and I would like to be a pro when I grow up. My dream is to win Wimbledon!
PJS Students, Families, Teachers, and Staff
Read anything good lately? Submit your own book reviews and find out what others have been reading.