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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

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The book is about a not very known mathematician, Paul Erdös, but after you read the book you realize that you missed an amazing brain. The book includes the mistakes he made, his mother's behaviors, things he found and much more. But there is also a message; Paul is an awesome mathematician but he can't do some basic life skills himself. Because his mother did everything for him and that's why he couldn't practice and learn those basic things. When he got older he had troubles because of them. So the message parents should learn from this book is, parents shouldn't do everything for their children even if it is hard or boring for their children. They should give some responsibilities and let them do even if they mess for a few times. Illustrations are cute and interesting. The text style is also an important factor for this book. The author used numbers instead of words and that made the book more mathematical. On the last page of the book, there is a graph which shows lots of popular mathematicians and scientists and their relation to Paul Erdös. You can understand how great he was from that graph too. You should absolutely read this book if you are researching Paul Erdös or mathematicians. It would be very helpful.