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published: Mar 2009
ISBN:9780374348618

Math Attack!

illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker, by Joan Horton

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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Mar 2009
ISBN:9780374348618
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Each time her teacher asks, "What's seven times ten?" a young girl experiences a severe case of arithmetic strain. "Numbers flew out of my head by the score. They stuck to the ceiling; they bounced off the floor!" Soon, exploding numbers are taking over her classroom, her school – then the entire town!

Ebullient verse and ingenious collage illustrations full of hilarious escalating antics make this kid-centric romp through the dreaded times tables a read-aloud gem. Clever endpapers feature a multiplication table.

About the Authors

Kyrsten Brooker studied illustration at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and began her career illustrating for magazines and newspapers. She has illustrated more than 20 children’s books. She lives with her husband, two sons and dog in Alberta, Canada.

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Kyrsten Brooker studied illustration at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and began her career illustrating for magazines and newspapers. She has illustrated more than 20 children’s books. She lives with her husband, two sons and dog in Alberta, Canada.

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Contributor Notes

JOAN HORTON'sHalloween Hootsand Howls was praised as "deliciously silly" bySchool Library Journal. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut. KYRSTEN BROOKER's many popular picture books includeThe Prince Won't Go to Bed! by Dayle Ann Dodds, which a starredSchool Library Journal review hailed as "laugh-out-loud funny." She lives in Edmonton, Canada.

Awards
  • Long-listed, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste
Editorial Review

“Author Joan Horton's rhyming narrative sets a hilariously hyperbolic scene . . . . An ingenious riff on the rigors of multiplication, the text gains even more energy from Kyrsten Brooker's dynamic oil paint and collage illustrations.” —Family Fun Magazine

“The high-energy artwork will entertain.” —Publishers Weekly

“The rhyming text is well cadenced, with carefully chosen words that flow easily. Rich paint and collage illustrations combine textures and colors with numbers spilling over the pages.” —School Library Journal

“The creative juxtaposition of different textures and off-kilter picture components gives a vivid sense of the story's chaotic events. Absurd and amusing.” —Booklist

“Take a look at the inside front and back covers for something extra and educational.” —Infodad.com

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