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# Walter's Wonderful Web

### Walter's Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood

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Age 3 to 7

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781509834150

Walter's friends can spin perfect webs, but the ones Walter spins are wibbly-wobbly and always blow away in the wind. So Walter decides to practise making some different types of web. He starts off by making a web in the shape of a triangle and then he makes a bigger square, a longer rectangle, a taller diamond (rhombus) and a circle - and in the end
he combines lots of different shapes together to make his wonderful web!

This book shows each of Walter's webs next to an image of the shape he is copying. It makes a lovely starting point for learning about shapes and sizes, as well as emphasising the importance of perseverance and problem solving.

Mr and Mrs Comfort have a total of 32 people coming to their family reunion - but how should they arrange the tables so that there is room for everyone?

Einstein is a girl who hates maths, but she likes cats - and it turns out maths can be useful in lots of situations, including calculating how many lives her cats have! This book contains a variety of different poems, both about Einstein and about lots of other mathematical ideas.

On the night before Tim's birthday, he finds a secret message under his pillow! Can you work out what the different shapes in the message mean to help Tim find his birthday present?