Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That's what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn't add anything in addition. He's of no use in division. And don't even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he's worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.
About the Author
Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books, including Shampoodle and Groundhog Weather School. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tom Lichtenheld has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Cloudette and Bridget's Beret. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling books, Duck! Rabbit! and Shark vs. Train. He lives in Geneva, Illinois.
Reading Group Guide
1. Why do you think it might be fun to be a superhero? If you could be a superhero, what kind of super abilities would you choose to have?
2. If you could be any number, which number would you choose? Why?
3. Use your imagination to discuss where Zero went and what he did there when he rolled away to infinity after he multiplied his friends into nothingness.
4. How did Zero feel when his friends wouldn't play with him at the beginning of the book? What could they have done better to make him feel included?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great story. Helps with math facts and introduces kids to roman numerals.