A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars Hardcover – 3 Oct 2017
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"I read this mind-blowing book, which translates to ten minutes--that's 600 seconds--of pure fun. How unique--or should I say this picture book is one in a gazillion. It will make a great read aloud."--Jane O'Connor, author of the international bestseller Fancy Nancy.
"It is quite a wondrous thing to imagine the make-believe, but any child reading this book will conclude that the real magic around them is in every breath, every minute, every life lived, and that they themselves are a wondrous thing."--Kate Beaton, author of King Baby and The Princess and the Pony
"Huge numbers take on an even bigger scale in Fishman and Greenberg's insightful, awe-inspiring picture book. A secret shared between narrator and the reader kicks things off.... From there it's all about the (innumerable) details.... An auspicious primer on some very big numbers."--Kirkus Reviews
"In a book that encourages readers to observe the world with wonder and curiosity, Fishman delights in throwing mammoth, even unfathomable figures at them. ...Greenberg illustrates in a chunky, cheery cartoon style...adding warmth to counterbalance the unwieldy numbers."--Publishers Weekly
"An imagination stretcher for younger audiences who enjoy marveling at mind-bending numbers."--School Library Journal
"This is a math teacher's dream, and Greenberg's imaginative cartoons spreads, in which characters bound tipsily through their milieu viewed from varying perspectives, will retain the interest of children about to exit primary school. It will also have appeal for dreamers who like to think big thoughts."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Greenberg combines abstract art and childlike cartooning in bold colors, thick outlines, and paint-splattered scenes to make Fishman's engaging text come alive. ...A lively glimpse into the enormity of the universe in a package well suited to the picture-book set."--Booklist Online
"Fishman and Greenberg engagingly highlight the wondrousness of numbers and stars, as well as just about everything about our home planet. ...[it] beautifully succeeds in its mission to convey to young readers the vastness of the numbers in our midst while reassuring them that..."there's only one of YOU.""--Horn Book (starred review)
From the Back Cover
The whole world is filled with big, enormous, gigantic, humongous, incredible numbers.
Look all around you.
You can see them in the sky, and in the grass, and in the forest, and in the ocean, and in the city.
They are even in the pages of this book, just waiting for you--and your one and only imagination.See all Product description
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My five-year-old and two-and-a-half-year-old both love this book, and I don't get tired of reading it like I do with many other bedtime books.
Kids have these brains that are absorbing massive amounts of information, processing language and numbers, and developing perspectives on their place in the world and the universe. This book helps kids understand truly gigantic numbers. It's fascinating to ponder these big numbers in terms that are accessible to real people. The illustrations are also incredible. Definitely recommended!
The illustrations are beautiful, engaging and diverse, which is much appreciated.
All in all, it's a wonderful, timeless book that is sure to become a favorite.
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman is a beautiful, hardcover picture book that shows kids how big our world really is and encourages them to use their imaginations. For example, one page tells us why the earth is blue and green and how many gallons of water and trees cover the Earth. There are many large numbers and those numbers are also written out in words so you can more easily read it to your kids or students without having to stop and take a lot of time to figure it out (before the kids lose interest!). It has about 33 pages in the story, beautiful words, and colorful illustrations.
We got our three copies and my kids were excited to give their teachers the books too! The teachers were thrilled because new books are always exciting for both the kids and teachers. I know for a fact they used the books for their math units. We've read it at home and we enjoy talking about how big the numbers are.
This book is great for teachers to have in their classrooms and parents to have at home! It's a beautiful book that's great for the preschool and older crowd. I highly recommend it!