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 is a professor of education at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. In addition to helping his college students learn to become teachers, he is an illustrator with the company he started with his daughter, Kevin & Kaia. Kevin started his career as a high school math teacher and has always had a passion for teaching and art. He hopes his first book, Yucky!, inspires people to realize that math is about more than adding and subtracting.