I was delighted to find out that Missing Math has been named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book for 2008 in the nonfiction division. You can download a PDF of the entire list on this page, just scroll down a tad. There are many good books on the list, including The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming; Abe’s Honest Words by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Kadir Nelson; and Madam President by Lane Smith. Well it is Presidents’ Day today, remember?
The premise of Missing Math is that numbers mysteriously vanish one day. No one can count, add, or subtract, there are no phone numbers, fractions, sports scores... it just gets worse and worse! To see a fun video book preview, click here. The little cowduck seen above couldn’t pick the right size hat or boots, poor guy. Incidentally, the way I draw and paint these days is using Adobe Photoshop. Here is a brief explanation of how I create digital illustrations. Have a great day!