Isobel is a problem solver... addition, subtraction, multiplication, division! But trying to figure out who is causing all the noise next door is one problem she can't quite work out. Is it a marching band? A basketball team in the middle of a practice? Could it be a family of elephants?
Isobel doesn't know what to do about all the noise, but the solution just might come from the most unlikely place! Math-loving kids, especially those who are often bothered by loud noises, will be happy there aren't any elephants around after reading this laugh-out-loud story about setting boundaries, making new friends, and a love of numbers.
"[Isobel] and her father bake peanut-butter cookies and deliver them with a note asking the new neighbors to be quiet. To her surprise, she receives a note back from her new neighbor, Bernadette — an elephant. Bernadette also has math homework due Monday, and it turns out the two make a winning pair of study partners. Not only is it refreshing to read a story about a little girl who loves math, but it is also exciting to read a book in which a child learns to establish boundaries in a way that is kind and fair.... An adorable story about friendship and learning how to state your needs." — Kirkus Reviews
|4 - 8
|Jun 29, 2021
|Random House Studio