“This picture book is one in a gazillion.”—Jane O’Connor, the New York Times–bestselling author of the Fancy Nancy series Did you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full of constantly changing numbers, from a hundred billion trillion stars in space to thirty-seven billion rabbits on Earth. Can you imagine that many of anything? The playful illustrations from New York Times–bestselling artist Isabel Greenberg and the friendly, straightforward voice of author Seth Fishman illuminate some of the biggest numbers in the universe—a hundred billion trillion stars—and the smallest—one unique and special YOU. Here is a book for story time, for science time, for math time, for bedtime, and all the times in between. Perfect for curious children, classrooms eager for STEM content, and readers who have devoured Ada Twist, Scientist and How Much Is a Million?
What Kind of Book is A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars
A very fun book integrating facts and big numbers with a nice message and beautiful illustrations. I didn't love the fact about the 70 pounds of bugs we'll eat in our lifetime, though. Many of the pages have the number written out in the bottom corner of the page (like "three hundred seventy billion billion), but some of the pages repeat the numbers, and then you're expected to remember them. It does teach kids how to read these numbers at the back of the book, but as a parent I was wishing they were all written out for me repeatedly, as I didn't feel I had the energy today to figure them out while reading.
Seth Fishman is the author of the picture books A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book and Mathical Prize winner, and Power Up. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He is also the author of two young adult novels and is a literary agent.
Isabel Greenberg goes through 57 paintbrushes in a year and draws for 6 hours a day with 4 to 5 cups of tea to keep her going. She has written 2 graphic novels and illustrated 5 books for children. She lives in London. www.isabelnecessary.com