What Kind of Witchery is This?

Times Fables by Jessie Wilson

The daughter of a Deal Mum is the author of a best selling children’s book which uses a novel way to help teach Times Tables.

‘What kind of witchery is this?’

“I never rave about anything, but seriously, if anyone has a child struggling with times tables, get Times Fables!”

– J. Francis, parent

Many children find learning their tables hard. Times Fables® makes it really fun, by teaching the times tables through stories that have been specially developed with visual learners in mind.

Written by Jessie Wilson in 2017, Times Fables® is a right-brain system that helps children memorise times tables with ease.


Traditionally, children have been encouraged to learn times tables by rote. And while some children are able to learn their times tables with ease, many others struggle. This can have a devastating effect on a child’s learning, often translating into a mistaken belief by the child that they are not good at mathematics.

Inspiration for the book came when Jessie was trying to teach her own daughter her times tables.

A Maths Graduate, her interest in Maths began at age 6 when her Deal Mum wrote a computer game on a BBC Micro to test how many sums she could answer in 2 minutes, with the aim of bettering her previous score.

Thinking back to her own school days, she recalled that her ‘favourite’ multiplication was 7 times 8. Why? Because she lived in house number 56.

A lightbulb went off in her head, and she started wondering if the solution to her daughter’s times tables woes might be as simple as adding some memory “pegs” to the multiplication facts to aid recall. And with this, Times Fables® was born…

‘This book is miraculous!’

“My little girl has been struggling with her times tables since starting school a few years ago. She read this book and by the end of the same evening, knew all her times tables. I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.”

Amazon Review

Since its publication in December 2017, Times Fables® has become a number one best seller on Amazon and has received literally hundreds of positive testimonials and reviews from teachers and parents sharing stories of how it helped their children – in many cases, when other methods had failed.

Times Fables Book Characters

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