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How Big is Big? How Far is Far? (Hardcover)

By Jan Van Der Veken (Illustrator), Jen Metcalf
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Imaginative comparisons help children comprehend various units of measure. How fast is 120 kilometers per hour? How heavy are 4 tons? How loud are 150 decibels? Units of measure are abstract--until, that is, they are contrasted with other quantities. The entertaining juxtapositions in How Big is Big? How Far is Far? make dimensions and measurements more comprehensible for children. The book features amusing comparisons that make units of length, distance, weight, speed, volume, and time easier to grasp. The Queen of England's crown, for example, weighs more than 100 portions of cotton candy. Some babies can cry as loud as a jet fighter sounds when it takes off. When the world's oldest living tortoise was born, there were no electric lights, telephones, cars, or airplanes. How Big is Big? How Far is Far? is full of amazing facts for children thirsting for knowledge. Intelligent and witty illustrations by Jan Van Der Veken help young readers better understand how large, far away, heavy, loud, or old something actually is when they come across a unit of measure.

Praise For…

"Thanks to these imaginative comparisons and witty illustrations children will comprehend the units of measure and maybe adults will review some notion too."
—Kid’s Wear Magazine
"I will totally get this for my kids."
—Swiss Miss
"A stylish and light hearted look at comparisons, which will inform and engage a young audience and at the same time will undoubtedly delight a more mature audience… It’s a book that we just can’t put down."
Picturebooksblogger, March 11, 2015
"Depending on who or what you are standing next to, you can feel either very short or very tall," begins this book of comparisons, which is dominated by vibrant images . . . Bright primary-color accents and bold, graphic layouts bring a powerful visual impact to this blend of math, science, and art."
—Publisher’s Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9783899557329
ISBN-10: 3899557328
Publisher: Little Gestalten
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 48
Language: English