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Infinity and Me

When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: [E]

Reviews

The Horn Book Magazine

“Even for adults, this is an enormously complex idea—scientifically, mathematically, philosophically—but Hosford smoothly distills it to a manageable serving that will both engage and challenge kids. Swiatkowska’s art, too, is remarkable at this elucidation, illustrating the text…

 

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Swiatkowska’s imaginative artwork combines the free-wheeling, slightly eerie absurdity of Monty Python animations, the formality of nineteenth-century decorative patterning, and the playful nerdiness of Leonardo da Vinci-styled inventions. For math and language arts teachers in search…

 

School Library Journal

“This unusual, philosophical picture book makes this seemingly difficult concept approachable and interesting….This quiet jewel is sure to spark contemplation and conversation among readers.” —School Library Journal

 

Publishers Weekly

“Hosford’s (Big Bouffant) story is as much a look into the interior life of a sensitive girl as it is a meditation on a mathematical concept—a task for which Swiatkowska’s (This Baby) idiosyncratic portraits are perfectly suited.” —Publishers Weekly

 

Kirkus Reviews

“A stellar artistic vision of the infinite power of intergenerational love.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews

 

The New York Times Book Review

“Swiatkowska’s Victorian-style drawings are vaguely reminiscent of Edward Gorey, and Hosford effectively reflects the ways in which young children might grapple with, and come to some understanding of, such an impenetrable notion.” —The New York Times Book Review

 

Betsy Franco

“Beautifully captures the personal side of infinity through a young girl’s mind-expanding, heart-expanding journey. Infinitely charming.” —Betsy Franco, author of Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree