Basher Basics (Paperback)
Math: A Book You Can Count On
Kingfisher, 9780753464199, 64pp.
Publication Date: July 6, 2010
Basher Basics: Math, A Book You Can Count On created and illustrated by Simon Basher:
Meet Zero, a bubbly fellow who will dissolve you to nothing, and say hello to the all-action Units, who just love to measure. Get a load of greedy Multiply, a big guy who hoards numbers together, and stand amazed by mysterious Pi, who goes on and on and on . . . to Infinity!
Multiply your number know-how with Basher's unique one-stop guide to the building blocks of mathematics. Packed with top tips and memorable characters, this is an essential book for students ages 8 and up.
About the Author
Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich color palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty. He lives in England.
Dan Green is a freelance science writer and editor who consulted on Basher's previous book for Kingfisher, The Periodic Table.
Praise For Basher Basics: Math: A Book You Can Count On…
“[another] visually appealing introduction to the sciences. . . . [This is a] worthwhile library purchase [that] would make [a] handy curriculum supplement.” —School Library Journal
“Reminiscent of Japanese cartoons, the colorful, iconic illustrations of the characters are appealing enough to disarm many mathphobic students, while those who love the subject will be in their element. The accompanying poster can be easily detached from the back cover. Appealing to a broad range of readers, this little book introduces plenty of ideas to build on while presenting familiar concepts in a fresh way.” —Booklist