A young girl sees the world differently in this beautiful picture book celebration of math.
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.
Award-winning artist MIGUEL TANCO
is a children's book author and illustrator. He teaches illustration and organizes creative workshops for kids in Spain, where he was born and raised, and in Italy. He has published over forty children's books including My Best Friend
; Great Dog
; You and Me, Me and You
; Les Farfelus
; and The Story of Cyrano de Bergerac.
He lives in Milan with his wife, Federica, and their two sons, Pablo and Javier.
Featured in School Library Journal's list of top 2019 Math Picture Books
PRAISE FOR Count on Me:
"Tanco’s open, loose-lined illustrations offer visual dimension and definition . . . [and i]f readers aren’t math-curious at the start, they will be by the end.” --Kirkus Reviews
“This gentle, humorous book is a thoughtful counterpoint to math anxiety.”--Booklist
“Muted watercolor illustrations by Tanco perfectly accompany the dreamy lilt of the text as the child finds ‘the perfect curve’ of the slide and launches a paper airplane. . . . A beautifully rendered love letter to math.” --Publishers Weekly
"[A] book that so tenderly celebrates math – and a young girl’s love for it.” --The Horn Book
“This delightful picture book makes readers, young and old, reflect on the beauty of the world through fresh eyes . . . a great addition to any school or public library.” --Resource Links
“A picture book that celebrates different ways of looking at the world and a useful tool for any classroom or personal library collection.” --School Library Journal
“Tanco’s writing is spare and succinct, paired with striking illustrations that are casually detailed. . . . [This book] celebrates math —band a young girl’s love for it.” --Horn Book Magazine
"It’s simple and charming and rare. Everything you need in a math book." --School Library Journal