Review of The Sir Cumference Series by Cindy Neuschwander
The series is written for kids approximately fourth grade on up. The books are about a family around the time of King Arthur. The family consists of Sir Cumference, the father, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius, who appear in four books, and each of them has a book that focuses on them. My sisters are 5 and 7 and they enjoy this series a lot as well although it has to be read to them. The illustrations are unique in that they look like pastels and paints, they are not sharp lines, but they illustrate the stories very well.
This is the first book and tells you about the family. If you enjoy shapes and geometry, this is a book for you. The King and the knight do not like the tables they already have, so they give Sir Cumference the job of trying to figure what type of table would give them more room so they don't have to shout across, and you can probably guess what type of table they need by looking at the title. Sir Cumference has Geo of Metry make tables of various shapes, octagons, rectangles, diamonds, and triangles, and each time the King or the Knights do not like them. I learned about shapes I never knew about in this book. I don't want to spoil the book so I'll stop there, but I rate this one a 7 out of 10.
Sir Cumference and . . .
. . . the First Round Table
. . . the Sword in the Cone
. . . the Dragon of Pi
. . . the Great Knight of Angleland
. . . the Isle of Immeter
. . . All the King's Tens