How Fast Is It?: A Zippy Book All about Speed

How Fast Is It?: A Zippy Book All about Speed

by Ben Hillman
     
 

Discover how fast (and slow) things are in this visually dynamic series.

Twenty-two full-color, full-page spreads convey the quickness (or lack) of the most ordinary things in a unique and amazing way.

Examples:
* How fast is a bullet-bike?
* Which one is faster? A coyote or a roadrunner?
* Can a sneeze be faster than a tennis serve?
* How fast

Overview

Discover how fast (and slow) things are in this visually dynamic series.

Twenty-two full-color, full-page spreads convey the quickness (or lack) of the most ordinary things in a unique and amazing way.

Examples:
* How fast is a bullet-bike?
* Which one is faster? A coyote or a roadrunner?
* Can a sneeze be faster than a tennis serve?
* How fast is the population growing?
* What is the fastest-growing plant?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
This is an extraordinary book about speed. Instead of being all text that may be hard to understand, it is a colorful book that explains how fast something is by connecting it to everyday items that help with comprehension. For example, a slow moving baseball player is compared to a sloth, the slowest mammal on Earth. Yet when it has to, it can move through the trees at 100 feet per minute. There are twenty-two chapters in the book covering the speed of a wide variety of items—whips, sneezes, light, sailfish, cheetahs, and population to name only a few. The photographs are great. They depict the example given in the text. My favorite is the photo that accompanies the text about the speed of a cheetah which is a state policeman giving a cheetah a traffic ticket for going 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone. Human can raise their arms over their heads in one second. A hummingbird can move its wings 70 to 200 times per second. It is exciting to have books like this available to children. It teaches in an interesting way and will be enjoyed by both boys and girls. The last speed that is discussed is that of light and is connected to a school bus. The ending of the book is perfect: "… Third, slow down. Why? Because Einstein said so, that's why? So sit down and be quiet or you'll be stuck in seventh grade for the rest of your lives! And if you make me explain relativity theory one more time, I'm stopping this bus!" How absolutely perfect! This book is wonderful for both home and school libraries. One last amazing fact to share with you is a baby can crawl faster than a NASA Crawler. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439918671
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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