|About the Book|
FABLE 1.1: A LITTLE HANKY PANKY - Hanky and Panky are identical twin sons of the king and queen of Dingleberg. The perplexing problem is no one knows why Panky always cries and Hanky does not. A request is sent throughout the kingdom for anyone whoMoreFABLE 1.1: A LITTLE HANKY PANKY - Hanky and Panky are identical twin sons of the king and queen of Dingleberg. The perplexing problem is no one knows why Panky always cries and Hanky does not. A request is sent throughout the kingdom for anyone who can explain the crying and cure it. Young Archie Techt comes forward, solves the puzzle and wins a pot of gold, which he uses for college tuition to become an architect. With his college knowledge he gives back to society by designing beautiful structures for the subjects of Dingleberg to enjoy.Archies solution makes use of a common optical illusion that was first discovered in 1889. The Muller-Leyer illusion demonstrates to children, in a simple way, that sometimes things are not as they appear and they should not always believe what they see. A bit of healthy skepticism and experimentation can help develop a childs creative thought process.APPENDIX: An appendix, which is included after each EduFable™, is written for parents, grandparents, teachers or older siblings, to encourage further discussions with the child. The Hanky Panky appendix contains an explanation of how optical illusions such as that of Muller-Leyer are used by clothing designers to make people look taller, shorter, thinner or fatter than they actually are. Fun projects for young readers are suggested where they can design dresses or T-shirts to demonstrate what they saw in the Hanky Panky EduFable™.So entertaining! I recently purchased this book for my grandson, and read it myself before giving it to him. It is so full of useful information given in an entertaining way. It makes learning fun.EduFables is a wonderfully written and illustrated series of stories for children and parents who want to nurture their interest in science and mathematics and, at the same time, have lots of fun doing it.Thank you so much for EduFables. What a great book you have written, and what a wonderful gift for your son, grandchildren, and future generations! We greatly appreciate your kind words, and your mentioning Peters work on space solar power, which as you wrote, is now of interest worldwide. The fables and the illustrations are fabulous and, of course, we will share them with our grandchildren. We thank Jim for inspiring you to write EduFables, and hope that your grandchildren will benefit from space power in their lifetime. Thank you again for bringing us this gift. With warm regards, Eva and Peter Glaser, Lexington, MA.What a great book! This has something for every young person and a lot of us adults, too. If you want to read some cute and funny stories, theyre here, and then if you are interested, you can find out the whys and wherefores of the story and get to play games too!EduFables Volume I is fantastic! My son, Ethan, who is 10, loves the funny characters and interesting pictures. The appendices for parents, teachers and older siblings offered clear and helpful explanations of the math and science concepts in the stories. Im so happy we discovered it for our home library.EduFables is a unique combination of pure fairy tale fun and wonderfully disguised education for kids of all ages. The scientific concepts imbedded in each tale are described and illustrated in a very creative way. Kids wontknow they are learning, but will enjoy the stories. The illustrations are fantastic.In addition to the fables, the book includes lots of suggestions for parents and/or teachers to use each fable to follow up on the concepts with their young audiences.This book is a wonderful combination of fun and education for young listeners/readers and a great guide for teachers/parents.