Jessie wants to have her face painted very much, but she doesn't have enough money. Other kids, however, leave their extra pennies in a pot when they have their face painted. Will Jessie ever have enough money to have her face painted? Stuart J. Murphy travels all over the United States talking to thousands of kids. And you'll never believe what they talk about: MATH! Stuart shows kids that they use math every day — to share a pizza, spend their allowance, and even sort socks. Stuart writes funny stories about math, and if you read his books you'll start to see the fun in math, too.