What I Loved:
The strength and resilience shown by the main character in Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is so inspiring for young readers! I loved that this story is connected to a child’s toy that turns into so much more than a game!
How I Felt:
The Writing in Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness was great! The story is told in a way that is easy for a young reader to understand. Andres discovers a Rubik’s Cube through a friend that has one, and his determination to learn how to solve the puzzle was amazing. It inspired my son to pick his cube back up and try to learn how to finish it!
The Illustrations were done well. Bright colors that were used created fun images to look at on each page! Both of my children really enjoyed looking at each one of them.
The Story Andres meets a boy that has a Rubik’s cube and his new friend shows him how he can solve the puzzle. Andres is excited about this new game and wants to solve one for himself. He sets his mind on doing this, using research and trial and error. We get to read about him improving his solving-times and eventually entering a tournament!
Overall, Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is an exciting story featuring a well-known children’s puzzle. I loved that this story focused on more than just a toy. It’s about a boy finding his own niche and conquering difficulties. He must teach himself how to solve the cube, and once he does that, he then wants to beat his own times. This is an adorable book that so many children will love!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness for young readers preschool to middle elementary age. Any child will enjoy this story with its fun plot and bright illustrations! I can see this book sitting in a dentist or doctor’s office as well as a home shelf or school!
Where to Find This Book:
Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness by Andrea Alvarez publishes on March 3, 2020 and is available at these sites.
Have you ever tried solving a Rubik’s cube? Better yet, have you ever imagined competing at a Rubik’s cube championship?
When Andres saw the new kid in the neighborhood solve a Rubik’s cube super fast, he wondered if he could learn to solve one too. He tried twisting and turning the multicolored cube but it seemed impossible. With a little encouragement from his mom, Andres began to practice every day. And when he discovered a Rubik’s cube competition to qualify for the biggest championship, he knew he had to try!
Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness is based on the true story of Andres – a boy who cleverly practiced hard and learned hundreds of algorithms to solve the Rubik’s cube in lightning speed. He was dedicated and persistent but most importantly, he never gave up.
Just the Facts:
- Andres and His Rubik’s Cube Madness by Andrea Alvarez
- Genre: Children’s book
- Page Count: 38 pages
- Publisher: Mascot Books
- Pub Date: March 3, 2020
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