This deceptively simple bedtime book, the first in the McKellar Math line, gives your child the building blocks for math success. Read more...
This deceptively simple bedtime book, the first in the McKellar Math line, gives your child the building blocks for math success. As children say goodnight to the objects all around them--three wheels on a tricycle, four legs on a cat--they will connect with the real numbers in their world while creating cuddly memories, night after night.
Actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar uses her proven math success to show children that loving numbers is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
"The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon." --Kirkus
"McKellar brings her enthusiasm for mathematics to a younger crowd in this gentle and well-executed counting book." --Publishers Weekly
"A similarly simple, quiet feel as Margaret Wise Brown's iconic Goodnight Moon...there is a lot to count on." -Booklist
"A winner for bedtimes or storytimes focusing on counting." --School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Actor and author McKellar (Math Doesnt Suck) brings her enthusiasm for mathematics to a younger crowd in this gentle and well-executed counting book. As the book proceeds from one to 10, cherubic toddlers of various ethnicities interact with their parents and surroundings: Goodnight, four paws./ Goodnight, kitty cat./ Goodnight, four froggies/ on the bathroom mat, writes McKellar as one father runs a bubble bath for his daughter. Padróns (Little Fox, Lost) cozy watercolor vignettes are stuffed with objects to count, providing bountiful opportunities to explore each number in depth, and closing notes offers tips for adults hoping to encourage kids interest in math. Ages 25. Authors agent: Laura Nolan, Kuhn Projects. Illustrators agent: Minju Chang, Bookstop Literary. (Mar.)