Missing Math: A Number Mystery
“Our calendars have empty squares,
so who can tell the date?
This might be April, May, or June—
We’ll have to estimate.”
What would happen if math and numbers just disappeared one day? If nobody can count, add, measure, keep score, or tell time, life becomes very difficult. It will take a crack detective to solve this mystery and figure out where all the numbers went. Written in verse, this book tells the story of how the world completely falls apart without numbers and math.
“When a town’s numbers suddenly disappear, the residents discover how much they depend on numerals in their everyday lives.” Booklist
A Chicago Library Best of the Best Book
A Florida Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner
K–Grade 3. 32 p. Full color. Two Lions, 2008. 978-0-7614-5385-7.
Illustrations were drawn and painted on a computer.