Every Monday, Timothy's class gets to visit the school library and check out a book. This week Timothy brought home How Big Is It? written by Ben Hillman and published by Scholastic. I've never seen him so excited! He wanted to read it in the car all the way home, he wanted to read it when we got home, and then he wanted it to be the 1st of our 3 books we read before bedtime.
This is a clever book that shows the size of various objects or animals around the world, and compares them to another known object so that we get an idea of how big it is. For example, the giraffe, being 17.3 feet tall, is shown standing in a living room with it's neck & head in the upstairs bedroom above it. Timothy's favorite page is the tarantula! Yuck! The picture shows the tarantula spanning a dinner plate (12 inches). When I asked him why that was his favorite, he said, "Because it's scary." Of course.
Other books in the "Fun Science Series" include How Strong Is It?, How Fast Is It?, and How Weird Is It? Scholastic says this book is for ages 7-10. It's easiest to see excerpts of all the books by clicking here.
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