Marshalltown author teaches subtraction through fun-filled tale in new kids’ book

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Author Vickie Jewell brings the fun in mathematics in the nationwide release of her new educational storybook, “Five Little Bluebirds.” The book will be up for grabs in paperback this week and in hardback in December.

Make subtraction fun for the very young!

In “Five Little Bluebirds,” Jewell crafts a fun-filled, educational first subtraction book for pre-K to first grade students. The author uses bluebirds to help little ones learn not only to subtract, but to realize that the Lord God is our creator and he is love.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Jewell, who grew up in North Carolina, often enjoyed reading and writing stories. Currently, she lives in Marshalltown, Iowa, and works as a nurse’s assistant in a health care facility. The Lord has blessed her with children and grandchildren, whom she loves spending time with by reading them a favorite story or two. While she also enjoys cooking, crafting and making necklaces with her granddaughters, Jewell loves spending quiet time with the Lord. It’s only with his help that she can do anything.

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