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How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) Paperback – December 28, 2004
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I clearly remember this book, and the sequel by the same author, as huge parts of my childhood love for the subject. Its clear and innovative style helped spark in me a deep love of mathematics. I still imagine big numbers as fields of stars and lines of kids holding fishbowls.
This is perfect for any child, it gives potentially abstract and boring numbers a proper sense of wonder. I can't reccomend it enough.
However, older students dislike it, because it was too fictional. We felt it didn't explain these concepts well enough for us. Overall, we wouldn't recommend it for grades higher than fourth grade.
I love Kellogg's illustrating! I would just love to jump right into the pages and be a part of all the action. His characters are drawn with such unique faces. And each page is filled with numerous details and endless nooks and cranies. Each page begs to be explored over and over.
If you have never enjoyed a book illustrated by Steven Kellogg now is the time!
The writing in this particular book is also very well done. The little facts about the number 1 million are really interesting. For instance it would take a fish bowl the size of a city harbor to hold a million goldfish!
This book really helps kids and adults understand a very abstract concept. How many of us really have a good grasp on how much a million really is? This book definitely puts it in perspective!
Read it once and you'll have to read it again and again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best attempt I have seen to teach a very very difficult topic - how much is a million, billion, or trillion? Read morePublished 3 months ago by ScotFlower
I really like this book. It is a cute story about how big is a million. I actually purchased this book to replace the copy that I lost from the library. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Helen
I got this for my nephew's first week of school. He was asking what comes after 100 and I thought of this book. He loves it and was so happy to get it.Published 7 months ago by Sherri Haggard
Helped my classroom understand the concept of what a million actually means, and started a new unit we were beginning on numbersPublished 8 months ago by Kevin C