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Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

by Robert E. Wells

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This is a great book to read for young children. It teaches them how to compare things, and how big the universe really is. I think this book can be used for both a science and math class. For a science class I would use this to talk about space and how big it is compared to objects on earth. I would use this as a math lesson to teach comparisons in numbers and sizes. This book helps children realize the many things around us, and how they all vary in size. The author starts out by comparing a big object, like a whale, to an even bigger object and so on and so forth. The author also uses colors illustrations to keep the reader entertained. Overall very enjoyable read. ( )
  NihadKased | Nov 24, 2016 |
This book starts with a blue whale and tell about how large it is in relation to other things on earth and in our galaxy. It uses a lot of tough vocabulary that i dont think most children would be able to understand. It might also be hard for them to grasp just how small of pieces we are in our universe at such young ages. ( )
  kfrost32 | Sep 16, 2016 |
This is a fun book for kindergarteners or first graders to read to see just how small some things really are compared to others. Students may think that the dog they saw in the park was huge, but if they were to compare it to other things, then the dog really would be very small. This book is fun to help young students use ways of comparisons that can help them understand how big things in our universe really are. You can use this as a math or science lesson to talk about space and how big things in space are. It can also be used as a math lesson and you can introduce inequalities to your students and they can practice comparing different things from the book to see which is larger than the other. You can also have them see what supporting details the author uses to show what the book is about and why the author chose to use the objects that he did.
  SarahSchuster | Apr 14, 2016 |
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? is a great book to read with first or second graders when talking about number, space, animals, or even analogies. This book shows us that we are small in comparison to many many things, especially when in comparison to the universe. The pictures in this book go along well with the text, a few of them you have to turn the book vertically and then some of them, use analogies like comparing the sun to an orange and how many orange boxes could be places in this much larger star.
Genre: Informational
1: I would use this book when talking about numbers
2: I would use this book when we introduce analogies
Media: Colored Pencil ( )
  Jazmyn96 | Mar 5, 2016 |
Reading Level: Primary
Genre: Nonfiction - Informational

Summary: In the story the author is trying to get us to understand exactly how big the universe is. He starts with comparing the biggest animal on Earth, a blue whale, to Mount Everest, then Mount Everest to the Earth, and so on until he scans out to the Milky Way galaxy and compares that to the entire universe.

The author uses colorful pictures to illustrate the differences between the objects discussed in the book.
The book could be used as an introduction to comparisons.
  rdg301library | May 28, 2014 |
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Illustrates the concept of big, bigger, and biggest by comparing the physical measurements of such large things as a blue whale, a mountain, a star, and the universe.

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