"A smart intro to a pivotal math concept."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
"Odds are, Goldstone’s latest math title will provide readers with both the vocabulary and the practice to make them likely experts at determining probability. Well-chosen, kid-friendly photos."
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I've always liked odds (which doesn't necessarily make me odd, though I happily embrace oddity when I encounter it. So much more interesting than normalcy, isn't it?) The language of probability helps all of us talk about what might happen, and who doesn't like to dabble in a bit of prediction every now and then?
For example, I bet my niece Claire didn't think it was likely that her second-favorite bear, Squidgy, would end up with his own two-page spread in one of my books, but there he is, modelling a smart new wardrobe of 100 outfits—all of the possible combinations of 10 shirts and 10 pants. (I made these myself. Have you ever tried making clothes for a teddy bear? Not as easy as it sounds. Let's just say that Squidgy's wardrobe looks good from the front, but don't ask him to turn around...) This is Squidgy's second appearance in one of my books, actually. Look closely at page 20 of Greater Estimations and you'll spot him.
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