How Big is It?: A Big Book All about Bigness

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Scholastic Inc., 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 47 pages
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What's the Big Idea? is a new series that combines high-impact visuals and (what else?) a big trim size to teach through juxtaposition. Wildly different objects are taken out of their normal context and placed next to one another to allow for new and exciting perspectives. In How Big Is It?, readers will be able to easily comprehend the idea of size by seeing an extraordinary item placed next to a more ordinary item or environment. How tall is a giraffe? 17.3 feet...or: If one was standing in your living room, you'd have to cut a hole in the ceiling and its head would reach the top of a secondfloor bedroom!
 

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User Review  - AshleyWheeler - LibraryThing

When children learn about large things, they have no basis for comparison to truly understand how large these things are. Hillman combines images of everyday items with these new items of interest so ... Read full review

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User Review  - kirolsen - LibraryThing

This is a book that examines the "bigness" of things in the world. This is a perfect concept book for young children because it puts the things they know in their world into perspective. By looking at ... Read full review

Contents

PolarBear
19
Airship
25
Redwood
31
TALLTLVNCTHINC
33
Giraffe TALLEST LIVING ANIMAL
35
TOO BIG FOR YOUR FINGER
39
Valles Marineris BIGGEST CRACK IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
41
Flower BIGGEST WEIRDEST FLOWER
43
Eta Carinae ENORMOUS STAR
45
Googol EXTREMELY GIGANTIC HUMONGOUS INSANELY LARGE NUMBER
47
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BEN HILLMAN is an animator, filmmaker, and author/illustrator. Ben has illustrated a number of picture books (The Pesky Toaster, The Devil Ate My Blintzes), and his animation work can be seen in Spike Lee's She Hate Me.

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