How Much is a Million?

We know how to write 1,ooo,ooo, but do we really know what it takes to picture a million goldfish?  This classic book illuminates large numbers in practical ways.  Thanks to David M. Schwartz I can prove to my kindergartener that she did not count to a million because it would have taken her 23 days.  And thanks to Steven Kellogg, I can show everyone what one hundred thousand stars looks like.  Big numbers are truly big, and this book proves it.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to How Much is a Million?

  1. Suzanne says:

    Is A Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells. Reminds me a little of what you are describing here just not numbers, but sizes of things. And haha about your kindergartner counting to a million!

  2. Thanks for commenting! Perhaps Wells’ Blue Whale will be coming up soon. Hasn’t your kindergartener tried counting to a million? 🙂

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