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Count on me

Count on Me
by Miguel Tanco

A young girl sees the world differently in this beautiful picture book celebration of math.
Everyone has a passion. For some, it's music. For others, it's art. For our heroine, it's math. When she looks around the world, she sees math in all the beautiful things: the concentric circles a stone makes in a lake, the curve of a slide, the geometric shapes in the playground. Others don't understand her passion, but she doesn't mind. There are infinite ways to see the world. And through math is one of them.
This book is a gorgeous ode to something vital but rarely celebrated. In the eyes of this little girl, math takes its place alongside painting, drawing and song as a way to ponder the beauty of the world.

"This gentle and exquisitely illustrated story describes one child’s path towards recognizing what she likes to do best. (...) If Count on Me doesn’t convince you to quit running in concentric circles and follow your own trajectory, I don’t know what will."
Imaginary Elevators

”A book that counts.”
Julie Danielson - Kirkus Reviews

"Tanco’s open, loose-lined illustrations offer visual dimension and definition . . . [and if] readers aren’t math-curious at the start, they will be by the end.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This gentle, humorous book is a thoughtful counterpoint to math anxiety.”

“A picture book that celebrates different ways of looking at the world and a useful tool for any classroom or personal library collection.”
School Library Journal

“This delightful picture book makes readers, young and old, reflect on the beauty of the world through fresh eyes . . . a great addition to any school or public library.”
Resource Links

Rights sold:

North America: Tundra Books, June 2019
France: Gallimard Jeunesse
Spain: Editorial Libre Albedrio
Italy: Edizioni EL
China: Post Wave
Brasil: Grupo SM
Japan: Holp Shuppan Publications
For foreign rights inquiries, please contact us.

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