Pebbles and the Biggest Number
Pebbles and the Biggest Number is a good book because it is good for learning. Kids that would be interested in numbers would really enjoy this book because it is all about numbers, and I think numbers are really amazing and they are cool. The story is about a butterfly named Pebbles, and the butterfly is trying to find the biggest number in the whole entire world. He goes all over the world and he looks by himself and asks the animals he meets what they think is the biggest number. Pebbles looks for the biggest number in the desert, at the beach, in the Arctic, and other places. You pretty much know what’s coming next because each page is a little bit bigger of a number than the one before it, but probably most kids and some adults won’t know what the bigger number is called.
There are a lot of facts in Pebbles and the Biggest Number. You will probably want to read the book many times so that you don’t have to read it all at once and interrupt the story. It’s interesting to read all the parts together about the numbers getting bigger and how many zeros it takes to make different numbers. You would want a grownup to read it with you because there are many tricky numbers to pronounce that most young kids do not know yet.
If you read the book another time, you can learn all sorts of stuff about numbers and facts and animals and nature. Tsunami waves that can be as big as a ten-story building are cool to think about. It is also interesting about avalanches and how much they can weigh and how small they can start and how big they can end up. At the end of the book, there is a big page about how many grains of sand can fill different things like a ball or the whole United States.
You would probably need to read this book twenty times if you wanted to memorize everything in it. Maybe it would be good if the book had fewer facts because it is kind of all over the place. The pictures could be better because they could show more detail like if you could see the back legs of the tree frog peeking around the branch. A lot of the animals you can only see half of because they’re behind some random chunk.
The book would be good for kids who are seven years old, and probably up to twenty-year-olds would enjoy the book. It is very different from any other number books you have seen at the library. There are tons of boring counting books and even lots that double numbers to go up really high but I have never read anything that goes up this high. The author did a good job of explaining really big numbers in a way that is interesting and creative.
|Page Count||48 pages|
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