cover image Max’s Math

Max’s Math

Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov. FSG/Foster, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-374-34875-5

Although mathematics is front and center in this follow-up to Max’s Words and Max’s Castle, the clever wordplay of the previous books remains on display as Max and his brothers set off “looking for problems” to solve. Their journey takes them to Shapeville, where Max shows storm-battered residents how to create a new town square from two triangles. From there, they soar to the stars and back, visit Count Town, and witness a rocket launch before heading home to bed (but not before counting sheep, of course). Kulikov’s visual flights of fancy will set readers’ imaginations soaring as Banks slyly introduces a bevy of math concepts. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)