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Books: Math teacher makes numbers fun

Tom Robinson talks about his picture book, “Fibonacci Zoo!,” at 4 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Village Books.
Tom Robinson talks about his picture book, “Fibonacci Zoo!,” at 4 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Village Books. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Author Tom Robinson makes number patterns fun with his new picture book, “Fibonacci Zoo!” Get to know the author as he presents and signs his book at 4 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

From the beginning of the story, readers realize the Fibonacci Zoo is no ordinary zoo. The day begins with Eli and his father on a trip to the zoo, where the number of animals per exhibit is very strange at first, but then Eli discovers the pattern and as the numbers grow, so does his excitement for the next exhibit. The duo keeps track of what they see and guess what’s next as they go along.

Not only will “Fibonacci Zoo” challenge the children who read it, the book was a for Robinson, too. As a high school math teacher with more than 20 years of experience, he lectures about complicated math subjects all day, but writing for children is very different.

Robinson is also the author of “The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book,” “The Everything Kids Magical Science Experiments Book,” and “Forcing Out: A Guide to Better Physics Fitness.” He lives in Chelan with his wife and two children.

More about him: http://trobinspire.blogspot.com. More about the event: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com.

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