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A delightful book with limited kids' appeal
on 19 July 2001
I am a maths lover so I loved this book. It uses the elegant concept in higher maths as a love story between a well educated middle class line and a flight dot. The dot is originally enamoured with the lure of a lower class, bad mannered squiggle but as the line learns to use higher maths to extended himself, she becomes as intrigued as this reader.
Having said all this, it is of little interest to children. The love part is doomed to put off any boys anyway and the maths part is only really interesting when you have covered the subject in depth at school. I am not sure who the best audience is.