Can You Count to a Googol?

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Albert Whitman and Company, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Introduces the concepts of very large numbers, up to a googol, and multiples of ten.

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User Review  - Sandra_Loya - LibraryThing

This book shows how adding a zero to the end of a number makes it ten times bigger. It uses everyday things to try to explain how big numbers can get. It goes all the way to googol, which is a 1 with ... Read full review

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This is a terrible "dumb down" book. It does not teach the basic premise of counting in upper numbers of 1,000 (mil) and then oddly skips from quin straight to Oct, then that's it.
If you are
going to teach your kids how to count please teach them right. They can comprehend more then us at that age if u give the basic premise and rules and a lil history.  

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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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