The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure
I'm a bit of a number geek. When I'm looking for books to get for my nieces and nephews (real and honorary) I try to stay away from the loud noise making toys and the battery operated ones in favor of toys of the more educational variety. This book, "The Number Devil" tells the tale of a young math hating boy who comes to love math through a series of dreams. It's light enough that kids enjoy it, and has enough wit that those who read it to them won't be completely bored either. It's perfect for the little mathlete or aspiring mathlete in your life!