Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar

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...compatible with the patronizing author’s note to adults, which accuses “the media” of indoctrinating children with fear of math “in our country.” Regardless, this sweet treatment of numbers and counting may be good prophylaxis against math phobia. The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon.
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Parents and caregivers looking for a bedtime story with a twist will want to “count on” this math picture book from Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper from the television program The Wonder Years; acclaimed author of multiple popular math books)—which sneaks in secret counting concepts on each page to help make your child smarter!
 
This deceptively simple bedtime book gives your child the building blocks for math success. As children say goodnight to the objects all around them—three wheels on a tricycle, four legs on a cat—they will connect with the real numbers in their world while creating cuddly memories, night after night.
 
Actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar uses her proven math success to show children that loving numbers is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

"The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon." —Kirkus

"McKellar brings her enthusiasm for mathematics to a younger crowd in this gentle and well-executed counting book." —Publishers Weekly
 

About Danica McKellar

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DANICA McKELLAR, famous for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, is also an internationally recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. Her groundbreaking books have been recognized in Newsweek and USA Today, as well as on Good Morning America, the Today show, and NPR's Science Friday, and even as ABC World News Tonight's “Person of the Week” feature. Visit www.danicamckellar.com
 
Published March 7, 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 06 2016

...compatible with the patronizing author’s note to adults, which accuses “the media” of indoctrinating children with fear of math “in our country.” Regardless, this sweet treatment of numbers and counting may be good prophylaxis against math phobia. The joys of counting combine with pretty art and homage to Goodnight Moon.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Sep 14 2017

Padrón’s (Little Fox, Lost) cozy watercolor vignettes are stuffed with objects to count, providing bountiful opportunities to explore each number in depth, and closing notes offers tips for adults hoping to encourage kids’ interest in math.

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