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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
Collections:PSC Review copies

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A little girl explores the expansive meaning of infinity. My favorite lines in the book: "At first, I thought that I might like to have recess forever. But if there's no school before recess, and no school after recess, is it really recess anymore?" ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Uma goes to look at the night sky and starts thinking about the stars and infinity, it was so big that she didn't know how to comprehend it. The next few days she wears her brand new shoes and stars asking everyone she knew how the comprehended infinity, but non of them connected and made sense to her. No one, not even grandma, said anything about her new shoes. At the end of the book grandma does notice her shoes and Uma find the meaning of infinity through her love for grandma. I loved this book, the idea of infinity is so mind boggling that everyone can have their own ideas about it, we all have to find out what infinity means to us just like Uma did. I thought it was interesting that in this book Uma doesn't seem to have any other guardian besides her grandma and I think its important to have a variety of books such as this for children who don't have their biological parents living with them, they can connect on another level with the characters in the book.The illustration in the book were also very well done. I liked that on every page the illusrations were simple but their were also designs on only parts of the pages.
GENRE: Fantasy
1. Math, the idea of infinity
2. Relationships, Who are we comfortable asking questions with? ( )
  Jazmyn96 | Jan 30, 2016 |
48 months - I wanted to love this book but I didn't really enjoy the illustrations that seemed a bit dark. There are some good examples to describe infinity. I hope we come across another book or two on the topic so O can further understand this math concept. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Genre: Informational, realistic fiction
Summary: This book tells about how a little thinks about infinity. She asks many different people how they picture infinity. This book would be a good introduction to the idea of infinity.
Age Group: Middle elementary (3-4)
  ecarlson2014 | Oct 6, 2015 |
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 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:47 -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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