Book Review of Pebbles and the Biggest Number
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Written by Joey Benun
Illustrated by Laura Watson
Ages 6+ | 48 Pages
Publisher: Joey Benun | ISBN-13: 9781737818601
What to Expect: Math, counting, nature, science, friendship
Kids love counting, but not many counting books for young readers focus on the really BIG numbers in science and the natural world. Pebbles and the Biggest Number introduces early readers to the abstract ideas of magnitude and predictability—core concepts for both math and science.
Pebbles the butterfly loves counting—but he’s bored with counting the same small numbers in his home garden. Determined to find out the biggest number in the world, Pebbles sets off on a journey across the globe. Along the way, he doesn’t just collect big numbers (like the temperature of the sun at 27 million degrees Fahrenheit); he also meets some exciting new friends and learns just how diverse and magical the different habitats of the world are. However, traveling the world in search of knowledge is not always easy.
Will Pebbles survive all the storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, and avalanches in his quest to find the biggest number?
Each page not only continues Pebbles’ adventures but also provides readers with information about number terminology and visualization, fun facts about the natural world, and important messages about self-esteem, determination, and relationships with others. A glossary and number chart at the end of the book serve as additional learning tools.
Pebbles and the Biggest Number is a thoughtful combination of adventure, STEM, and social learning – perfect for home or the classroom.
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About the Author
Joey Benun has always thought BIG. His fascination with numbers began when he was five years old—the bigger, the better. Years later, a fortuitous conversation with his niece and nephews inspired him to write a book about BIG numbers for little kids. Thus, Pebbles and the Biggest Number was born! Years before Pebbles took flight, nine-year-old Joey wrote his first comic book series about a disgruntled ketchup packet who resents being discarded and turns into The Ketchup Monster.
Today, Joey works and lives in Brooklyn, New York, as an Amazon account manager for his family-owned apparel business, The Bentex Group. During his free time, he enjoys engaging in religious studies, listening to TED Talks, and playing tennis.
For more information, visit www.biggestnumber.com.
About the Illustrator
Growing up, Laura Watson loved to draw, paint, and craft. This led her to study art and illustration at York University and Sheridan College, respectively. Today, Laura creates lighthearted and whimsical illustrations for children’s books, magazines, and various other platforms. Known for her work with bright, textured swatches of color, she uses a digitally compiled method that looks fresh and hand-painted. Laura lives and works in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, teenage daughter, and a big orange dog named Red.
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