Marvellous Maths–Blue Peter book awards blog tour.

Today I’m hosting a stop on the Blue Peter book awards blog tour.

Marvellous Maths by Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham is shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award – the winners will be announced on Newsround on the morning of World Book Day, 6th March.

The Blue Peter Book Awards:

The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000. The Blue Peter Book Awards 2014 celebrate children’s books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts. The award is managed by Booktrust and you can read all about the shortlist and judges here:

So, more about Marvellous Maths.

Marvellous maths was marvellous to make, even though it took exactly…

· 312 days to complete (plus half a lifetime of thinking)


· 200 Post-It notes (of which 80% were screwed up and thrown in the general direction of the bin)


· 11 conversations about how best to fold loo roll (and 0 successful attempts!)


· 1 very dicey day when we hoped we’d used a right-handed die instead of a left-handed one



· an almost infinite amount of patience from the super-talented Thomas Flintham (illustrator), Andy Mansfield (designer and paper-engineer) and Libby Hamilton (editor), AKA Team Awesome!


It sounds great fun – and not very much like a maths book. I wish the authors the very best of luck in the awards!

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  1. This sounds really good. x

  2. That made me smile – I’m imagining a bin full to the brim of post it notes now!!!

  3. that looks really funny, definitely a new approach to maths

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