Math Attack!

Joan Horton; Pictures by Kyrsten Brooker

Melanie Kroupa Books

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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.

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“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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Joan Horton; Pictures by Kyrsten Brooker

JOAN HORTON’s Halloween Hoots and Howls was praised as “deliciously silly” by School Library Journal. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut. KYRSTEN BROOKER’s many popular picture books include The Prince Won’t Go to Bed! by Dayle Ann Dodds, which a starred School Library Journal review hailed as “laugh-out-loud funny.” She lives in Edmonton, Canada.

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Melanie Kroupa Books
March 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374348618
ISBN10: 0374348618
Picture Book
9 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, 40 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 5 to 9
Grade Range: k to 4
$16.95
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