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Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) Hardcover – August 1, 2012
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I think this is the kind of story that children will return to and reread, as they grow older and find more and more in the profound ideas that the book deploys with such elegance and beauty.
The illustrations are simply gorgeous. As is the conclusion of the story, in which Uma snuggles up next to her grandma in contemplation of the night sky. How perfect an ending is that? Beautiful.
The young protagonist, Uma, is on a mission to find out what "infinity" means so she asks the different people in her life. From her music teacher to her best friend, each small anecdote adds up to a definition that elementary school aged kids will appreciate and understand.
The illustrations are as beautiful as the book.
This book is drawn in an old-fashioned, but very charming, way. Ema is simple in her awe of infinity, but not silly. She acts like a little girl.
An age range of 5-10 is given for this book, but I think 6-8 might be about right. A 10 year old interested in a book at this reading level probably won't be much into contemplating infinity. Many 5 year old kids won't be ready for the level of abstraction (although some will).
Just a terrific book!
The publisher provided me a copy for review.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful book! I loved it -- and my niece (4 and 1/2) asks me to read it to her again and again! It's got a minimalistic feel to the prose, yet tackles a deep, intriguing concept... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Melanie L. Eisner
This book prompted lots of discussion, and thought about the concept of infinity with my kindergartner. Highly recommendPublished 29 days ago by pru
I purchase a lot of books for my family on Amazon. The recommendations and reviews are almost always spot on, but not for this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book about to introduce the concept of infinity to a young child. Charming illustrations.Published 7 months ago by Melissa Weihnacht
This is a little picture book about one little girl's obsession with "infinity" and it's meaning. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jessica @ That Girl Reads
The concept here is terrific and really helped my daughter think about infinity in a different way (she is 7 though has sort of understood the concept since 5 or 6). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ahhling
Wonderful keepsake book for anyone, but particularly to share with that special youngster or youngsters in your life. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ieditit