Aspiring bakers will embrace this charming picture book about baking pie by using simple math, from one of the world’s most creative and celebrated mathematicians.
X + Y are dreaming of baking infinite pie. But they don’t know if infinite pie is real. With the help of quirky and uber-smart Aunt Z, and a whole lot of flour and butter, X and Y will learn that by using math they can bake their way to success!
This charming and tasty story from mathematician and author of How to Bake Pi, Eugenia Cheng, reassures young readers that math doesn’t have to be scary—especially when paired with pie!
Additional back matter includes: a letter from Eugenia encouraging readers not to be intimidated by math, explanations of the math concepts explored in the book, and a recipe for Banana Butterscotch Pie!
About the Author
Eugenia Cheng is a mathematician and Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as an honorary visiting fellow at City, University of London. She is the author of How to Bake Pi, Beyond Infinity, The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, and x + y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender. She lives in Chicago. She invites you to visit her at eugeniacheng.com or follow her on Twitter @DrEugeniaCheng.
Amber Ren is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Because by Mo Willems. She currently works as a visual development artist for Dreamworks TV, and her work has been featured in the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art's first online exhibition, Art in Place: Social Distancing in the Studio. She lives in Southern California. She invites you to visit her at amber-ren.com.
*"This seemingly simple picture book is just the thing to whet appetites and spice up STEAM collections."—Booklist, starred
"A charming—and appetizing—bit of didacticism."—Kirkus Reviews
"Purchase where there is a need for more math resources that will address the needs of both primary and middle grade students."—School Library Journal