You Can Count on Monsters
The First 100 Numbers and Their Characters
By Richard Evan Schwartz
(AK Peters, Paperback, 9781568815787, 244pp.)
Publication Date: January 2010
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CRC Press Author and NPR's Math Guy Keith Devlin spoke with Scott Simon about how the book makes finding prime numbers fun.
"This is one of the most amazing math books for kids I have ever seen," Devlin says. "Great colors, it's wonderful, and yet because Schwartz] knows the mathematics, he very skillfully and subtly embeds mathematical ideas into the drawings."
A new children's book written and illustrated by a Brown University math professor makes complex ideas like prime and composite numbers easy (and fun) to understand. More at NPR.org
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