A is for Atom, B is for Black Hole, C is for Clone-hang on to your test tubes, we’¬?re covering a lot of ground here! But both the science-curious and the science-phobic are in for a treat as the author of one of the wittiest math books around takes on a new topic. Ranging freely from DNA to jet-propelled squid to proof that it’¬?s best to prepare dragon tonic using the metric system, this smorgasbord of science topics makes a great classroom resource or gift for the budding scientist. By the time kids plow through all the quirky pictures and funny captions we’¬?re sure they’¬?ll agree that W is for Wow!
55,000 hardcover G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book in print.Ä¢ A Smithsonian Notable Books for Children 2001 Ä¢ Educators, please visit our Resources section, above, for teaching guides and curricula .
David M. Schwartz is the author of more than fifty children’s books that make math and science come alive, including How Much is a Million?, G is for Googol, Q is for Quark, and If You Hopped Like a Frog…. More about David M. Schwartz
Starred Review, Library Talk: Editor’s Picks: “A well-written, informative alphabet book that will be an asset to anyone wanting to make science fun.”
Review, Smithsonian Magazine: “Sophisticated and entertaining. . . .disarmingly accessible book, not just for kids.”
Review, School Library Journal: “This book does for science what Schwartz’s G IS FOR GOOGOL did for math.”
Review, L.A. Parent, June 9, 2010: “Chocked full of fascinating information.”
Review, Children’s Literature Newsletter: “[Will] make science fun. . . . does not talk down to kids; it makes them stretch and in the process they may be interested enough to dig even further in the scientific disciplines.” -Marilyn Courtot