A modern multiplication primer that tackles the terrors of a typical school year. Learning math has never been this much fun! Inspired by a Victorian math primer, Terrible Times Tables is a modern take on learning one’s multiplication tables, from numbers 2 to 10, featuring elementary school themes of homeroom, field trips, cafeteria food, holidays, and recitals. Featuring a reluctant narrator and a few unwitting critters, learning math has never been so much fun or amusing.
This is a fascinating premise for a book… times tables set to rhymes to help with memory and familiarity. The cadence isn’t perfect and some of the rhymes definitely rely on grade school humor that children may find entertaining but parents less so, but the illustrations are cute and it serves its purpose… even if it’s one you may get sick of reading ad nauseum.
Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known in the blog world for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts via her popular blog mermagblog.com. She has authored and illustrated the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids and sells many of her illustrations and designs as prints, and paper play things in her online shop.