Monday, February 14, 2011

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster should never go out of print!

Valentine’s Day is a very good excuse to become intimate with The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1963by Norton Juster (The Phantom Tollbooth)

Using only black and red, Juster tells the poignant yet humorous tale of a straight line in love with a red dot, and the line’s attempts to woo her away from a slothful squiggle. Much merriment will be had by all before the hero gets his girl. I beg to differ with the suggested reading level for ages 4-8. I believe that a great book for children is a book everyone needs in their repertoire and The Dot and the Line is a great example of that sentiment. I challenge anyone to find a person who would outgrow this delightful romance.

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