Synopses & Reviews
Did you know that a tornado travels faster than a race car? Or that a human and spider travel at the same speed? Full Speed Ahead!
is the first picture book to directly compare the speeds of animals, modes of transport, and forces of nature in a clear and visually striking album format. Objects are grouped from slowest to fastest, with objects of the same speed on one spread, creating fascinating andldquo;matchandrdquo; races. And with a sleek, graphic design and vibrant spot-color printing, Full Speed Ahead!
is as gorgeous to look at as it is informative to read. On your mark, get set, go!
Praise for Full Speed Ahead
andquot;The information will intrigue curious minds.andquot;
--School Library Journal
“The Schwartz-Kellogg team has got it right again.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
andquot;...the strong, bright graphics and clean lines make the information readily accessible and easy for young children to grasp.andquot;
andquot;Readers will be intrigued to see how the universeand#39;s slowpokes measure up to its fastest.andquot;
andquot;As art...this is a volume well worth having.andquot;
There are millions of things to measure . . . and almost as many ways to measure them!
Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back -- and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements. After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and grams. With Steven Kellogg's playful and delightfully detailed illustrations, measuring has never been such a blast!
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.
Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.