G is for Googol

G is for Googol Cover

G is for Googol

A Math Alphabet Book

By David M. Schwartz; Marissa Moss (Illustrator)

Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781883672584, 57pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998

Description

B is for Binary, F is for Fibonacci, P is for Probability... even a small sample begins to give you the idea that this is a math book unlike any other. Ranging freely from exponents to light-years to numbers found in nature, this smorgasbord of math concepts and trivia makes a perfect classroom companion or gift book for the budding young mathematician at home. Even the most reluctant math student will be drawn in by the author's trademark wit, Marissa Moss's quirky illustrations and funny captions, and the answers revealed in W is for " When are we ever gonna use this stuff, anyway?" Download the G is for Googol Teacher's Guide(300K)



About the Author
With the same energy, humor and clarity found in his 50 books, David wows audiences at schools around the United States and beyond. David is an accomplished storyteller and a master at getting kids to think and have fun at the same time. His presentations lead children on entertaining and educational journeys that combine math, science, reading and writing. David also gives keynote presentations and workshops for educators at professional conferences.

Marissa Moss is the bestselling creator of the perennially popular Amelia series as well as the Daphne s Daily Disasters series. She lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her at MarissaMoss.com and at AmeliaBooks.com.


Praise For G is for Googol

The Children's Book Council's "Not Just for Children Anymore!" 2002 selection.
1999 ALA Notable Children's Book
1999 ABC Choices Award
1999 Children's Bookseller's Choice
1998 Smithsonian Notable Book for Children

"An enchanting alphabet book that will make its audience laught out loud....A terrific title to instruct and entertain." School Library Journal, Starred Review

"An asset to anyone who wants to make science fun." – starred review Library Talk magazine

"Will appeal to curious readers . . . who like to laugh while learning." – Sacramento Bee

"A primer [that] excels at explaining the concepts that science textbooks often make incomprehensible." – San Diego Union-Tribune

“Fun, fascinating, and appealing to math mavens and math phobics alike." – Creative Classroom magazine