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How Many Hairs on a Grizzly Bear?: And Other Big Questions about Numbers

$17.99

$17.99

How Many Hairs On a Grizzly Bear? And Other Big Questions about Numbers introduces children to a world of fascinating information about the infinite world of numbers.

Through vibrant, playful illustrations and fact-packed but witty text, the book explores the answers to questions such as "How many leaves on an oak tree?", "How many stars in the Milky Way?" and "How many stones in the Great Pyramid of Giza?", and covers a wide range of subjects, including animals, the human body, engineering, and Earth and space. Written by Tracy Turner, the book begins with small, easily observable numbers before building up to truly gigantic ones, like a nonillion, a tredecillion, a googol, and even ones too huge for names!

Includes an introduction by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the bestselling Murderous Maths series.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780753446683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 13/07/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Educational: Mathematics & numeracy: times tables
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Kingfisher
  • Pages: 48
  • Price: $17.99

How Many Hairs On a Grizzly Bear? And Other Big Questions about Numbers introduces children to a world of fascinating information about the infinite world of numbers.

Through vibrant, playful illustrations and fact-packed but witty text, the book explores the answers to questions such as "How many leaves on an oak tree?", "How many stars in the Milky Way?" and "How many stones in the Great Pyramid of Giza?", and covers a wide range of subjects, including animals, the human body, engineering, and Earth and space. Written by Tracy Turner, the book begins with small, easily observable numbers before building up to truly gigantic ones, like a nonillion, a tredecillion, a googol, and even ones too huge for names!

Includes an introduction by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the bestselling Murderous Maths series.

Author Information

Tracey Turner has written more than 70 books, most of them for children, on subjects including inventions, the universe, famous writers, and deadly perils. She is the author of Kingfisher's How Many Mice Make an Elephant? and The Curious Book of Lists. Many of her books have sold foreign rights all over the world, and some have become bestsellers. She also commissioned and edited the Horrible Histories series for many years.

Jen Khatun is an illustrator of Bangladeshi/Indian heritage, who grew up in the beautiful city of Winchester. She has published works with Bramble Kids Books, Pushkin Press, Walker Books, and exhibited at The Brighton & Hove Museum. She is inspired by natural surroundings, her favourite childhood stories, and the hidden magical moments found in everyday life.