Count on me, by Miguel Tanco. 2019
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.
North America & Canada: Tundra Books,
World English excluding North America: Tate publishing
France: Gallimard Jeunesse
Spain: Editorial Libre Albedrio
Spain: Galicia Editorial Bululu
Italy: Edizioni EL
China: Post Wave
Brasil: Grupo SM
Japan: Holp Shuppan Publications
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“Tanco’s writing is spare and succinct, paired with striking illustrations that are casually detailed. . . . [This book] celebrates math —band a young girl’s love for it.” —Horn Book Magazine
“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.”
“Muted watercolor illustrations by Tanco perfectly accompany the dreamy lilt of the text as the child finds ‘the perfect curve’ of the slide and launches a paper airplane. . . . A beautifully rendered love letter to math.” —Publishers Weekly
“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.”
“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.”
”Count on Me is an inventive book that pays tribute a subject no one is ambivalent about and that shapes our surroundings in myriad ways. To math!”
This Picture Book Life
“One of the things I particularly like about the storyline is that it really is a TRULY joyful book—no one gives anyone else a hard time about their interests. In other words, this isn’t a book about a kid who has to convince people that her interests are valid or that she’s not a weirdo for liking what she likes. […] A TREASURE!”
Bookshelves of Doom
«Un album qui démontre aux enfants que suivre sa passion, c’est atteindre les étoiles» (Page des libraires).