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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. No current Talk conversations about this book. What does a million of something look like? This is the question author Andrew Clements 'A Million Dots' brings up for children to read and see the answers to. Mike Reed creates drawings worthy of Clements idea to be put into perspective. With each page having a drawing based on one or two of Clements' real world scientific and mathematical facts every drawing is done so on the same sized grid made up of dots. Each fact has a number answer; from the number of steps it takes to get to the top of the Empire State Building to how many miles the earth is from the moon. Each number from the facts on the pages add up to equal a million dots! Very cool. The illustration on each page shows you how many dots you're up to, with things like the number of steps it takes to get to the top of the Empire State building, the wingbeats of a dragonfly, etc. This book discusses the number one million by showing one million dots throughout the book. Also on each page they discuss what the picture is talking about. It is usually measuring something very small and uses it to measure something very big. Like comparing how many shoe boxes will it take to stack to be as tall as Mount Everest. This book had a lot of random facts that I enjoyed and never knew before. no reviews | add a review
References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in EnglishNone Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689858248, Hardcover)It's a long way toa million, right? Of course it is. But do you really know what a million looks like?
If you'd like to see -- actually see, right now, with your own eyes -- what a million looks like, just open this book.
Be prepared to learn some interesting things along the way.
Like how many shoe boxes it would take to make a stack to Mount Everest.
And be prepared to do some number wondering of your own.
But, most of all, be prepared to be amazed.
Because a million is a LOT of dots. (retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:58 -0400) Learn facts about numbers, and see one million dots! |
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