Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

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Albert Whitman and Company, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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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User Review  - Turrean - LibraryThing

A nice concept book on relative size. Useful for units on measurement or the solar system (the book quickly moves from comparing living things to discussing outer space.) Read full review

IS A BLUE WHALE THE BIGGEST THING THERE IS?

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Relative sizes—of whales, mountains, planets, galaxies, etc.—illustrated with stacked bowls containing 100 whales, stacked Mt. Everests, bags holding 100 earths next to the sun, 100 suns in a crate ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Robert E. Wells (Robert Ernest Wells) was born in Pasadena, CA in 1940. In the 90s, he began to put words and pictures into the form of children's books, and now in the new century he continues to do so. In 1993 he wrote and illustrated his first book, "Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There is?". Other books include "What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?" (Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, 1996), "What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?", and his latest book, "Why Do Elephants Need the Sun?". Many of his books have been translated into various other languages.

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