Learn at home with help from The Wonder Years/Hallmark actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar using her acclaimed McKellar Math books! Fairies, butterflies, and magic help to make this math-focused picture book positively enchanting!
Join ten flower friends for a night of excitement that mixes a little math with a lot of magic. As each flower turns into a butterfly, children will discover different ways to group numbers to create ten, an essential building block of math, all while watching each flower's dream come true. (And keep an eye out for the adorable caterpillar who wishes he could fly, too!)
In this, the second book in the McKellar Math line, actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar once again sneaks in secret addition and subtraction concepts to help make your child smarter and uses her proven math success to show children that loving numbers is as easy as a wave of a wand and a BING BANG BOO!
"[Danica McKellar's] bringing her love of numbers to children everywhere." --Brightly on Goodnight, Numbers
"Danica McKellar is now on a mission to make math fun for even the youngest of kids." --L.A. Parent Magazine
Ten flowers ask a local fairy to help them achieve their dreams of flight; the fairy complies, turning them into butterflies. Actor, author, and math advocate McKellar uses the flowers' story to touch on concepts of addition, subtraction, and regrouping: "2 butterflies flew as/ 8 flowers looked on./ There were still 10 of them / in the sky, on the lawn." Creating a cast of anthropomorphic flowers isn't easy, and Bricking goes in a glossy, commercial direction in her images, giving the flowers large doe eyes and expressive leaf "limbs." Although McKellar's verse can get herky-jerky or syrupy ("But big and tall,/ or short and small,/ being ourselves/ is best of all"), parents may find this backyard fantasy a useful way to jump-start their children's interest in math. Ages 4 6. Author's)