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Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

by Robert E. Wells

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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 |
A nice concept book on relative size. Useful for units on measurement or the solar system (the book quickly moves from comparing living things to discussing outer space.) ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
Genre: Informational

Summary: This book compares the size of a Blue Whale to the size of our universe.

Media:not specified
  royabdunnur | Feb 8, 2012 |
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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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