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Large-scale way to tackle size concepts
February 16th, 2010 by neil

Here is the book review from The Examiner newspaper.

Large-scale way to tackle size concepts

Large-scale way to tackle size concepts

Large-scale way to tackle size concepts

HOW BIG IS BIG?
By Neil Smith (LabKonstrukt, $15. Available at Stories Bookshop, Launceston and The Hobart Bookshop)
AS the title suggests, former Tasmanian author and illustrator Neil Smith has tackled a topic that kids typically find hard to grasp.
Size.
Three little, or big – depending on your perspective-elephants named Oscar, Olivia and Orin take a look at the truth that size is relative.
Using their own body lengths, they make size easier to compute. “Space starts at 100 kilometers above the earth’s surface, which is equal to 31,250 elephants standing on each other’s shoulders,” one elephant tells another.
This 24-page, full colour children’s book is a great educational tool for parents and teachers alike.
Aimed at children aged four to 14, it demonstrates a potentially complex topic in the colourful simplicity that engages you ones.
CLARE VAN RYN
Extra book, THE EXAMINER Sunday


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