written by David Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Marvelosissimo the Magician teaches the history of measurement (weight, volume, metric system) via lots of whimsical examples and illustrations.
In a starred review, Booklist promises it'll "help kids absorb their centimeters and kilometers with relative ease." SLJ predicts it's "sure to join its predecessors [If You Made a Million, How Much is a Million] as a staple."
* Notable Children's Book 1986 -- American Library Association
* Honor Book 1985 - Boston Globe-Horn Book
Interest Level: Gr. 1-5 DRA Level: 30 Lexile Measure: 470L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.9 Guided Reading: N
Below is a sample spread from inside this fun book:
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