It’s about fear, it’s about math, it’s incredibly funny, it’s I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton.
For those who feel that math must have been developed by aliens, it seems appropriate that a space alien comes to Earth to help young readers figure out how math might be useful. It is soon apparent there’s math in cooking, in nature, in navigation, and even in music. Math shows up in a lot of things people love.
Bethany Barton combines pen and ink with digital software to create lighthearted illustrations. Some of the illustrations are even interactive, involving book shaking or holding an ice cream spoon (you have to get the book to figure that one out).
I’m Trying to Love Math is for young people who aren’t sure why they need to study math. The book will help them discover how useful math is for everyday life. Realizing why something is important is often the first step to learning.
Pick up and shake a copy today!
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Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (July 2, 2019)
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