Synopses & Reviews
How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is 10 enough? How about 1,000? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day. This giant picture book offers kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with 10, each page shows more and more colorful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise—ONE MILLION JELLY BEANS! With bright illustrations and an irresistible extra-large format, How Many Jelly Beans? makes learning about big numbers absolutely scrumptious!
"This utterly delightful oversize book takes on big numbers, using jelly beans as counters. When Emma and Aiden are asked how many jelly beans they want, they carry on a boasting match, resulting in escalating amounts of candy ('He can have twenty? I'll have twenty-five!'). Five hundred beans cover a coffee table, and 1,000 beans are divided out over the days of a year on calendar pages. The bright jelly beans are one of the few sources of color in Labat's loosely sketched spreads, which culminate in a jaw-dropping 10-panel foldout finale for one million jelly beans. Next stop: the dentist. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
" Utterly delightful " - Publishers Weekly , Starred Review
"This fresh approach to huge numbers should get kids thinking big time" - Booklist, Starred Review
"For all our obsessive teaching of the basic digits, children are still mostly fascinated with the really big ones, the millions, zillions and gajillions - something this ingenious jumbo-size book delivers"- The New York Times
"Bright illustrations and a sassy text add up to serious fun" - Education.com
"An eminently child-friendly exploration of an ever-intriguing subject" - Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Andrea Menotti is a parent, author, former teacher, and book editor. She and Yancey Labat live in Ithaca, New York, with their daughter.
Yancey Labat got his start at Marvel Comics and has illustrated many books for children, including the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure series.