Ten Magic Butterflies (Hardcover)
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
About the Author
Danica McKellar is the New York Times bestselling author of groundbreaking math books, including the picture books Goodnight, Numbers and the middle school hit Kiss My Math, and is a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She is also well known for her acting roles on The Wonder Years, The West Wing, and multiple Hallmark Channel movies, and as a quarterfinalist on Dancing with the Stars. She lives with her family in Los Angeles. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (and more) at @danicamckellar, and visit McKellarMath.com.
Jennifer Bricking is a concept artist for animation and video games. When she isn't drawing, she likes to travel, take photos, and skateboard. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Ten Magic Butterflies is her first book. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram, or on her website at jbricking.com.
"Parents may find this backyard fantasy a useful way to jump-start their children’s interest in math."
Praise for Danica McKellar's Goodnight, Numbers:
A New York Times bestseller!
"The joys of counting with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon." --Kirkus Reviews
"McKellar brings her enthusiasm for mathematics to a younger crowd in this gentle and well-executed counting book." --Publishers Weekly
"A similarly simple, quiet feel as Margaret Wise Brown's iconic Goodnight Moon...there is a lot to count on." -Booklist
This delightful family read aloud skillfully weaves empathy, compassion and family into a beautifully realized story – universal and timeless – I dare say a new classic, in the mold of Charlotte’s Web (without the talking animals). Ten-year old Louie is trying his best to save a mini-donkey, he named Winston, who was born prematurely and whose mother died giving birth. Louie’s track record is not so good at keeping animals in his care alive, but he has faith in Winslow and gives him everything he has – most especially his love. Louie is sure Winslow will survive, and uses his plight as connection to his older brother Gus’ absence serving in the army. Strong, fully developed characters come to life in Creech’s vividly, and deceptively short novel which will stay with you long after the satisfying last page. - Maureen