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    A Million Dots (Other book format) By (author) Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Robert Roth

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    DescriptionIt's a long way to a million, right? Of course it is. But do you really know what a million looks like? If you'd like to see -- actually see, right now, with your own eyes -- what a million looks like, just open this book. Be prepared to learn some interesting things along the way. Like how many shoe boxes it would take to make a stack to Mount Everest. And be prepared to do some number wondering of your own. But, most of all, be prepared to be amazed. Because a million is a LOT of dots.


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    Title
    A Million Dots
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Clements, Illustrated by Robert Roth
    Physical properties
    Format: Other book format
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 266 mm
    Height: 295 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 608 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780689858246
    ISBN 10: 0689858248
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX, GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    DC21: 513.211
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    DC22: 513.211
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    B&T General Subject: 213
    Ingram Subject Code: C4
    Libri: I-C4
    B&T Book Type: EN
    B&T Approval Code: X01050000
    DC22: 513.2/11
    BIC subject category V2: Y
    BISAC V2.8: JNF013030, JNF035000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QA141.3 .C54 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QA141.3.C5
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: Y
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    Here's a picture book that challenges the ease with which so many of us invoke "millions," as one million tiny dots range across some 19 successive double-page spreads. Fanciful illustrations superimposed over the arrays depict the various milestones along the count-up to a million. A cow in a space helmet jumps happily over the moon, while a tiny highlight indicates the 238,857th dot, representing the distance in miles from the Earth to the moon; a chubby tern appears next to his luggage, its tiny highlighted dot indicating that, "[a]n Arctic tern will fly more than 650,000 miles during its lifetime." Clements has done an admirable job selecting kid-friendly facts to aid in the count-up, effectively mixing the serious and the goofy. The concept begs comparison to David M. Schwartz's How Much Is a Million? (1985), and while this offering does its predecessor one better by delivering all one million goods, it lacks some of the earlier book's sparkle. Its clarity of design and variety of facts presented, however, make it a solid browsing book and an entertaining alternative for fact- and number-obsessed kids. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-12) (Kirkus Reviews)