Item description for How Big Is It? by Ben Hillman...
Overview Using high-impact visuals and a bigger trim size to teach through juxtaposition, this innovative first installment in the What's the Big Idea? series helps readers to better comprehend the idea of size.
Publishers Description This BIG title removes the confusion of the abstract by teaching size through eye-catching juxtaposition in "oh wow!" images. For instance, any idea about the size of the mysterious Giant Squid of the deep? Sure, you could read that it's 59.5 ft. long. While that sounds impressive enough, it's a little abstract. However, when you see a full-color illustration of a Giant Squid placed in front of the entire length of a farmhouse, you get a real idea of what 59.5 feet means!
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Studio: Scholastic Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 11" Height: 11.75" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Whats The Big Idea
Series Number 1
ISBN 0439918081 ISBN13 9780439918084
Reviews - What do customers think about How Big Is It??
4th Grade Boy Winner, Too! Dec 9, 2008
My fourth-grade boy loved this book enough to buy its sibling, "How Strong Is It" with his own money. So it seems to be a book that suits the 7-10 year old set well.
I was surprised to learn that the language is rated at sixth grade for both these Hillman books by Accelerated Reader, which makes it a great buy for a kid who's reading ahead of his chronological age, but not ready for fiction written at that level (i.e., sex, drugs, relationships).
The books are sold in soft cover, which makes them great for grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc., to buy in anticipation of a visit -- that's actually why I came to this page, looking to see if there's a third in the series to suggest to my sister-in-law for the holidays.
a big hit in 2nd grade May 12, 2008
I bought this book for my second grade and wow! We cannot keep it out of kid's hands. the kid's told me the following "there's a line for this book"; " I love it" and "buy another one"
I even found the pictures contrasting sizes- a basketball player going for the hoop and a polar bear on his hind legs towering over him- the pictures held my interest. I couldn't get my hands on it either. They read it everyday.