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4.0 out of 5 stars Profound and funny at the same time, September 9, 2012
This review is from: Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) (Hardcover)
I was excited to see this book, since I have the bare beginnings of an infinity-related picture book manuscript in a drawer. I can't get anywhere with it! So I was eager to see how Hosford worked with it.

This is a lovely picture book in which a little girl, Uma, looks for a definition of infinity. It's a combination of metaphors (like music that goes in a circle) and momentous questions ("But if there's no school before recess, and no school after recess, is it really recess anymore?"). It's a combination of the vast and the specific (why hasn't anyone noticed Uma's shiny new red shoes?). Like kids, this book asks both profound and silly questions, and I think this will really strike a chord with readers.

An author's note at the end gives kids more background and encourages them to come up with new ways to imagine infinity.
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