Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

by Robert E. Wells


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The blue whale is the biggest creature on Earth. But a hollow Mount Everest could hold billions of whales! And though Mount Everest is enormous, it is pretty small compared to the Earth. This book is an innovative exploration of size and proportion.

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"What How Much is a Million did for big numbers, this picture book does for big sizes, making the inconceivable more imaginable through original, concrete images…Lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations brighten the pages of this accessible concept book. The title and cover will draw a large audience of small children fascinated by big things."—Booklist

"With its bright primary colors; cartoon illustrations; and readable, conversational text, this picture book will find a niche in most collections…Librarians and teachers could use this book to introduce units on size, measuring, or relativity. And it would be useful to demonstrate how to make beginning graphs in a fun, accessible way."—School Library Journal

"This book makes the very big definable, if not comprehensible, a paradox sweet with mystery. Middle-graders will find here a light and easy read for science class."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Amusing color illustrations and a whimsical text show how large items are dwarfed in size when compared to even larger things. Fun and informative."—The Horn Book Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807536568
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Series: Wells of Knowledge Science Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 262,103
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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