Fairies, butterflies, and magic help to make this math-focused picture book from Danica McKellar, the New York Times bestselling author of Goodnight, Numbers and star of The Wonder Years, 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
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While a lot of children's math books will have the child count a certain way (there is one apple, there are two apples, etc), this teaches your child that there are multiple ways to get the same number. In this case, the book takes math to the next level by teaching different ways to count to ten. For example, there is one thing and 9 other things. As for the quality of the book, the pictures are very vibrant, which will help keep your child's attention.
This is a great book! > I like that my 3-year-old is getting an early look at the mechanics of numbers and counting! And, this non-traditional approach to counting uses beautiful, colorful, visuals to do so!
I learned about the release of this book upon planning to attend the LA Times book fest a few months ago. I knew right away it was going to be something special. I'm already a sucker for children's books, because story time with my daughter ranks right up there with my hometown NFL team winning the Super Bowl (Bucs). I want to give my daughter positive role models as early as possible. I thought I was going to have to wait a few more years to introduce her to Danica's books, but I couldn't be happier with this opportunity & purchase. My daughter just turned 5 & was already learning to count, but I know this book motivated & got her past that imaginary mental barrier, with it's adorable pictures, & of course unique "story-teaching." Even geared towards young kids, Danica is able to make math seem normal, & in this case "magical." My daughter was super excited to share the story with her friends at pre-school. I believe this book should be a staple for all parents, especially those interested in early learning & starting your kids off on a good journey with math.