Now an Associate Professor with Dakota State University, Dr. Kevin D. Smith began his career as a high school math teacher. Eager to help his students understand that there is more to math than adding and subtracting, Kevin wrote and illustrated Yucky!

Educational, entertaining, and relatable, Yucky! follows Lilly’s math struggles until the right teacher comes along and shows her that math can be fun. Once Lilly discovers that math can speak to her creative side, she realizes—“Maybe math isn’t so YUCKY!”

About the Author:

Dr. Kevin D. Smith teaches future teachers at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. He is passionate about helping his students learn how to teach math and make it fun.