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.

Advertisement

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 wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
This entry was posted in Books with science links, Picture books and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

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? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.