Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree

Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree

by Betsy Franco, Shino Arihara

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385374538
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/24/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 1,074,257
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

BETSY FRANCO has written over eighty books for children and young adults, including picture books, poetry collections, and novels. Among her acclaimed math-themed titles are Mathematickles! and Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails. Betsy's feline poetry collection, A Curious Collection of Cats, was her first book with Tricycle Press. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Doug, and gets tremendous inspiration from her three creative sons.

SHINO ARIHARA is a graduate from the Art Center College of Design. Her work has appeared in LA Weekly, Seventeen, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. Her first picture book, Ceci Ann's Day of Why, was published in 2006.

Read an Excerpt

Zero is...
the shape of an egg.
Zero is a number.

Zero is . . .
the balls in the bin at recess time.
0 balls

Zero is . . .
the leaves on the bare,
brown arms of the oak tree.
0 leaves

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Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree: A Book about Nothing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing 20 days ago
Gouache, double-spread depictions of the concept of zero, accompany simple text, "Zero is... the ripples in the pool before the first swimmer jumps in. 0 ripples."The softly colored illustrations are appealing and match the text well. "Zero is ... the sound of stars filling the night," is a great juxtapostion of both everything and nothing, four small children facing the infinite night sky in silence.An interesting concept book.
debnance on LibraryThing 20 days ago
The author uses metaphors from children¿s lives to explain the concept of zero. I could see this book being used a lot with students to better understand zero or as a writing prompt.A little from the book:¿Zero is¿the balls in the bin at recess time.¿Reactions from children:Two unexpected problems with the book: We live in the southern part of the United States and many of the metaphors involved concepts our children never experience (the sound of snowfall, for example). The younger children liked it, but the older children said they got tired of zero.