Tyrannosaurus Math

Tyrannosaurus Math Cover

Tyrannosaurus Math

By Michelle Markel; Doug Cushman (Illustrator)

Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582462820, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2009


Who can add an entire herd of triceratops, multiply the legs of a group of ankylosaurs, and estimate the distance to the next tasty meal?


He's a number-crunching dinosaur who chews on math problems as easily as he thunders through the trees. When his little sister is in terrible danger, T-Math even saves the day by using his measurable math skills. Is there anything he can't figure?

About the Author
Was it because she was born in the dream factory of Los Angeles, site of giant donuts and fairy tale cottages? Was it because of the outrageous stories her father told at bedtime? Maybe it was the books themselves, the fauve colors of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline and later the droll prose of William Steig that inspired Michelle to write for children. She has imagined, and published, picture books of all stripes, from alphabet to fiction to biography.

Doug Cushman is the creator of many favorite mystery stories for young readers featuring such memorable heroes as the intrepid Aunt Eater, the grasshopper gumshoe Inspector Hopper, and the ace reporter Dirk Bones. He has also illustrated many books written by other authors, including Jack Prelutsky's What a Day It Was at School! He lives in Paris, France.

Praise For Tyrannosaurus Math

Markel’s engaging story has just the right blend of math concepts, dinosaur info, and silly humor, and Cushman’s textured acrylics reinforce the math and add to the amusement factor. A final page describes the different math skills applied throughout the book.—The Horn Book Review