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Max's Math

Max's Math

Max's Words (Volume 4)

Kate Banks, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Max and his two brothers hop into a car and go looking for problems they can solve. They cruise down highway number 4 on their way to Shapeville, but they see an abandoned number along the way. Is it a 6? Is it a 9? And what's it doing on the side of the road? Once the trio reach Shapeville, there's another problem: a flood washed away all of the squares. Max and his brothers show the town that putting together two triangles will bring their shapes back together, and then they follow the residents on a trip to Count Town, where they put the missing number back in its place in the countdown to a rocket's blastoff.

This title has Common Core connections.

Mathical Book Award, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award ML

Praise for Max's Math

“Max is back in the fourth in his eponymous series of concept books . . . Kulikov's rich, textured paintings are filled with details that extend the story and invite young mathematicians to stop and examine Max's fantastic world . . . Bold. MAXimum fun!” —Kirkus Reviews

“In the fourth story about Max and his two brothers, numbers and shapes take center stage instead of words.” —School Library Journal

“Kulikov's visual flights of fancy will set readers' imaginations soaring as Banks slyly introduces a bevy of math concepts.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED

Reviews from Goodreads

Kate Banks, illustrated by Boris Kulikov

Kate Banks is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner And If the Moon Could Talk. She lives in the South of France.
Boris Kulikov is the critically acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including most recently Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

image of Boris Kulikovo
Felix Sherman

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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