Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

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Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?




Robert E. Wells

Robert E. Wells

Published 1993

Age Levels: 6-11, Grades: 1-6
Pages: 32
10.50" x 7.00"
Illustrations: Full color

Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.50
ATOS Level: 4.30

Plot Summary

The blue whale is the biggest creature on Earth. But a hollow Mount Everest could hold billions of whales! And though Mount Everest is enormous, it is pretty small compared to the planet Earth. This book is an innovative exploration of size and proportion.



One of the Ten Best Children's Books of 1998, The China Times


"With its bright primary colors; cartoon illustrations; and readable, conversational text, this picture book will find a niche in most collections. . . . Librarians and teachers could use this book to introduce units on size, measuring, or relativity. And it would be useful to demonstrate how to make beginning graphs in a fun, accessible way." School Library Journal

"What How Much is a Milliondid for big numbers, this picture book does for big sizes, making the inconceivable more imaginable through original, concrete images . . . Lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations brighten the pages of this accessible concept book. The title and cover will draw a large audience of small children fascinated by big things." Booklist

"This book makes the very big definable, if not comprehensible, a paradox sweet with mystery. Middle-graders will find here a light and easy read for science class." The Bulletin

"Amusing color illustrations and a whimsical text show how large items are dwarfed in size when compared to even larger things. Fun and informative."
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