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Count on Me

Everyone has a passion. For some, it's music. For others, it's art. For our heroine, it's math. When she looks around the world, she sees math in all the beautiful things: the concentric circles a stone makes in a lake, the curve of a slide, the geometric shapes in the playground. Others don't understand her passion, but she doesn't mind. There are infinite ways to see the world. And through math is one of them.

This book is a gorgeous ode to something vital but rarely celebrated. In the eyes of this little girl, math takes its place alongside painting, drawing and song as a way to ponder the beauty of the world. With gorgeous watercolor illustrations and rich math-themed vocabulary worked into the text, this is a tribute to the elegance of math and to people who love numbers.

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"Tanco unhurriedly unspools the protagonist’s passion as the text (occasionally punctuated with new vocabulary) notes how thoroughly the world is immersed in math, whether it’s in the form of geometric shapes on the playground, group problems at the dinner table, or paper-airplane trajectories. With each page turn, the lens and framework of math as a way to see the world takes shape.... If readers aren’t math-curious at the start, they will be by the end." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Miguel Tanco
ISBN 0735265755
Publication Date Jun 11, 2019
Publisher Tundra Books
Language English