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Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) (edition 2012)

by Kate Hosford, Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)

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Title:Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books)
Authors:Kate Hosford
Other authors:Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)
Info:Carolrhoda Books (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
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This realistic fiction book is about a young girl who gets some new red shoes, and she is so excited about them that she cannot sleep, so she sits outside and looks at the stars. She starts to wonder how many stars there are, and thinks that there might be infinity stars. Then she wonders how she can even imagine infinity, and begins asking people how they imagine it. Her friend Charlie imagines it as a huge number that keeps growing, and her friend Samantha imagines it as the infinity symbol. Her grandma sees it as a family that keeps growing, and the lunch lady sees it as cutting a noodle in half forever. The girl then begins imagining what she would want to do forever, but cannot think of anything. She goes home, and her grandma tells her that her shoes are beautiful. She says that the love she has for her grandma is as big as infinity.
  jresner | Mar 10, 2015 |
This is a realistic fiction story about a young girl trying to understand the meaning of "infinity" in her new shiny red shoes. Initially she looks at the stars and is amazed by how many their are and her inability to count them all. From there she asks her friend, Samantha, her grandma and many of her teachers what infinity means to them. Each one gives a different way of understanding "infinity." She begins to gain an understanding that infinity is "forever" and so she tries to think of all the things she would want to have or be forever. Throughout the book the young comments that no one noticed her new shoes, and in the end her grandma does and so she days she will love her forever just like "infinity." ( )
  Ebarclift13 | Mar 10, 2015 |
A big-picture book that stays rooted in one particular voice & character. Quirky, beautiful illustrations are a good match for representing the process of imaginative thinking.

http://unendliches.net/english/

NYT Best Illustrated 2012 ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
A big-picture book that stays rooted in one particular voice & character. Quirky, beautiful illustrations are a good match for representing the process of imaginative thinking.

http://unendliches.net/english/

NYT Best Illustrated 2012 ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
I think my favorite part about this story were the illustrations. Infinity is a hard concept to grasp, and I did like this author's take on it. ( )
  scote23 | Dec 26, 2013 |
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When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about something as big as infinity? Uma can't help feeling small when she peers up at the night sky. She begins to wonder about infinity. Is infinity a number that grows forever? Is it an endless racetrack? Could infinity be in an ice cream cone? Uma soon finds that the ways to think about this big idea may just be . . . infinite.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:43 -0400)

After the sight of a night sky filled with stars makes eight-year-old Uma feel very small, she asks people how they think about infinity and gets a variety of answers before realizing the comfort in knowing that some things go on forever.

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