David LaRochelle is the author of many books for children including How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, The Best Pet of All
, and The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories
. David lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Lian Cho has created artwork for Sesame Workshop and the New Yorker
, and illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including It Began with Lemonade
and The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom
. Lian grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, is a Society of Illustrators Student Competition Finalist, and received the Rhodes Family Award for Achievement in Illustration.
*An Indie Next Pick*
"Cho’s colorful portrayals offer comedic magic and flair. Readers will be captivated by the antics of each Broccoli, [and the dragons'] quirky expressions will elicit plenty of giggles. . . . This is one entertaining and silly way to do math.” —Kirkus
"A nonstop dragon party. . . . Comically specific outcomes and locale shout-outs make a close look of this bustling read irresistible." —Publishers Weekly
“You can call this a counting book. You can call it a math book. I call it a hilarious, charming and extremely silly book. . . . Once again, Geisel Award winner David LaRochelle [gives] us a wacky, thoroughly original story . . . A great addition to any child's bookshelf.” —The Minneapolis StarTribune
"You have never seen a counting book quite like this, because there has never been a counting book quite like this. . . . David LaRochelle has crafted a book so clever, so utterly silly and absurd, so delightful and so engaging—
and has been so well abetted by illustrator Lian Cho—
that kids and adults alike [will] read and reread and delight in the whole thing . . . [The title concept] makes for an eventual twist ending that readers will not see coming and that gives Cho an opportunity to display amazing illustrative virtuosity." —InfoDad.com
"Colorful and countable . . . Humorous details throughout keep the math concepts lively." —Booklist