• 32 Pages
  • 10.5" x 7"
  • 9780807536568
  • January 1993

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  • 9780807592861
  • March 2018

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  • What How Much is a Million did for big numbers, this picture book does for big sizes, making the inconceivable more imaginable through original, concrete images…Lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations brighten the pages of this accessible concept book. The title and cover will draw a large audience of small children fascinated by big things.

    - Booklist

  • With its bright primary colors; cartoon illustrations; and readable, conversational text, this picture book will find a niche in most collections…Librarians and teachers could use this book to introduce units on size, measuring, or relativity. And it would be useful to demonstrate how to make beginning graphs in a fun, accessible way.

    - School Library Journal

  • This book makes the very big definable, if not comprehensible, a paradox sweet with mystery. Middle-graders will find here a light and easy read for science class.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

  • Amusing color illustrations and a whimsical text show how large items are dwarfed in size when compared to even larger things. Fun and informative.

    - The Horn Book Guide

Awards & Accolades

  • One of the Ten Best Children's Books of 1998, The China Times

    Common Core

    RI.1-5.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 M.4.MD.1


    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 4.30