by Robert E. Wells
Wells of Knowledge Science series
This book takes
measurement and comparison to the extremes of imagination, starting
with the question "Is a blue whale the biggest thing there is?",
progressing through larger and larger items, and ending with the
This is a thought-provoking book for teaching measurement lesson plans about the relative measurements of very large items.
also a great book to help children start to conceptualize how enormous
universe is! This
book was certainly not created for the purpose of teaching graphs or measurement, but
it is full of
interesting data that lends well to graphing and measurement activities. School Library Journal agrees, saying
this book "would be
useful to demonstrate how to make beginning graphs in a fun, accessible
In its review, Kirkus wrote "Lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations brighten the pages of this accessible concept book." We agree.
Interest Level: Gr. 2-4 Grade Level Equiv: 5.6 Lexile Measure: 850L
As you can see, readers learn a bit about blue whales (the full page below) as well as seeing a fun and clever discussion of other large objects relative to the size of a whale (ie...the spread below is building up to a comparison between whales and other huge objects like mountains and the universe!)
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You should check out other books in the Wells of Knowledge science series.
They are very well done, each answering lots of those common childhood
questions or 'wonderments'! To learn more, click on the book covers
below or link above.