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If you have a child or grandchild between 4 and 10 years old and are in need of that perfect gift--here it is.Edufables, or educational fables, represents a dramatic first in children’s literature. It is the only eBook series on the market thatMoreIf you have a child or grandchild between 4 and 10 years old and are in need of that perfect gift--here it is.Edufables™, or educational fables, represents a dramatic first in children’s literature. It is the only eBook series on the market that integrates advanced math and science concepts (traditionally taught in high schools or colleges) into original funny Fairy Tales. Believe it or not, youngsters gain an intuitive appreciation of topics, ranging from basic mathematics and probability, to calculus and science, while enjoying hilariously humorous never-before-heard fairy tales.FABLE 1.3: HIPPITY HOP, HOP, HOP...TO THE BARBER SHOP - Gimmie Kimmie was a greedy selfish rabbit who never shared anything and never seemed to stop eating or stop stealing veggies from peoples gardens. One day a poor emaciated door mouse, too weak to pull out carrots from a garden asked Kimmie to pull one out for him. The rabbit refused and continued eating. Mortimer, the mouse, then disappeared and in his place, with a thundering bang and a bright flash appeared a ferocious dog, Spike. Spike threatened Kimmie that his whiskers would grow in and prevent him from ever eating again if he did not change his mean, greedy ways. Kimmie did not do what was asked, his whiskers grew and he could not eat any longer. He was panicked when Mortimer reappeared and gave him a second chance to repent. The rabbit had to go to Jumpford Road and hop two miles to Billy Bangs Barber Shop. His first hop had to be halfway, 1 mile. His second hop had to be half the remaining distance, ½ a mile, his third hop had to be half the remaining distance, ¼ mile, etc. And with each hop he had to apologize to someone he had wronged. Before long, he realized he would never get inside the shop because he was always hopping halfway between the shop and where he started from. Finally Mortimer gave him the hint that propelled him into the shop to have his whiskers cut. Kimmie turned over a new leaf, was kind to everyone and paid for whatever he took. And all lived happily ever after. This EduFable™ introduces the concept of infinity to children. How can an infinite number of hops never get the rabbit beyond 2 miles? Why do some infinite sums add up to a finite number and others do not?APPENDIX: In the appendix, which is written for parents, grandparents teachers or older siblings, are depicted simple geometric drawings that prove 2=1 + ½ +1/4 +1/8 + 1/16 + ..., or that the rabbit will never hop inside the shop without extra help. Also discussed, is how Zenos Paradox, Isaac Newtons theory of gravity, geometric series and the basis for the mathematics of calculus are all related to Gimmie Kimmies hopping EduFable™ adventure.