Mind-Boggling Numbers

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

If you could hike to the moon, how long would it take? Just how many glasses of lemonade would you need to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool? If everyone on Earth owned exactly the same amount of land, how big would your yard be? And how much time would you spend mowing the lawn?

Learn the math behind these questions in this hilarious romp through weight, volume, distance, and more. These 12 zany scenarios add up to a book full of fun!

Format Your Price
978-1-4677-3489-9
$14.99
978-1-5124-1108-9
$22.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF013030, JNF035000
Dewey 510
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 890
Guided Reading Level S
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens, Winner, 2017

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Amusing . . . this book may work best in the hands of enthusiastic parents, educators, or XKCD fans who wish to inculcate a love of numbers in the next generation.”—School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“The off-kilter scenarios proposed, which are entertainingly captured in Patton’s quirky cartoon graphics, and the off-the-cuff tone Rosen adopts for the answers keep these unconventional story problems from ever feeling like homework.’”—Publishers Weekly

Illustrator: Julia Patton

Julia Patton is an award-winning author and illustrator who works from a rustic woodshed in the wilds of rural Northumberland, UK.

Author: Michael J. Rosen

Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author of some three dozen books for children of all ages (and even more for grown-ups!), including The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Poems for Birders; Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Famiy’s Farm (which he both wrote and illustrated with some 400 photographs); A Drive in the Country; Don’t Shoot!; A School for Pompey Walker; and Elijah’s Angel. For over 35 years, ever since working as a counselor, water-safety instructor, and art teacher at local community centers, Michael has been engaged with young children, their parents, and teachers. As a visiting author, in-service speaker, and workshop leader, he frequently travels to schools and conferences around the nation, sharing his stories, poems, creativity, and humor. As a talented editor and illustrator, Michael has enlisted hundreds of other authors and artists to create 15 philanthropic books that aid in the fight to end childhood hunger through Share Our Strength’s national efforts, or that offer care to less fortunate companion animals through The Company of Animals Fund, a granting program he began in 1990. For the last four years, working with the Ohio Children’s Foundation, Michael created a early literacy activity book, particularly designed for kids who are likely to start school without knowing the alphabet: You, Me, and the ABCs: 100 Ready-for-Reading Activities for Kids and Their Favorite Grown-ups.