When a bug-crazy girl needs to ace a big math test, she finds a clever way to solve her problems, 100%. Bug is the nickname-that-stuck for a quirky little girl who's mad about insects and drawing... and hates arithmetic. But when her teacher promises the class they can go on a field trip to the science museum — including it's awesome bug room — but only if everyone does well on their math test, Bug knows she HAS to pass.
But when she goes outside to study, Bug gets frustrated that she keeps getting distracted by new and different bugs to draw.... until she realizes that the details in her drawings might just help her study after all! This humorous, character-driven story shows kids who struggle with math (or any subject) that there are many ways to find the correct answer — if you use your imagination and count on the things you love.
"After several failed attempts, she realizes that her doodles hold the visual key to understanding the math problems: adding spots on a butterfly's wings and subtracting the number of ants that drop their seeds. Notably, Koontz acknowledges her young character's agency by having Bug independently come to this revelation and later calmly assist Mrs. Muskie when Bug's ‘lucky crickets’ (stashed in her lunchbox to help with the test) get in her hair.... A respectful boost of encouragement for young minds that may be struggling with school." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 7|
|Publication Date||Apr 2, 2019|
|Publisher||Sterling Children's Books|