Professor X and his dog, Y, teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of 10 (1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc.), beginning at 1 and working all the way up to a googol (a 1 followed by 100 zeros) and beyond. Children fascinated by large numbers will be amazed how quickly they can count to really BIG numbers, and they’ll also find answers to questions like “What comes after a trillion?” or “What’s the biggest number in the world?” Real-life examples provide plenty of fun facts, such as how much popcorn Americans eat in one year, or how many hairs are on a square inch of a person’s head. Along with the fun comes some powerful learning, as this unique counting book helps kids understand our number system, which is based on multiples of 10.
David M. Schwartz
About David M. Schwartz
David M. Schwartz is the author of more than fifty children's books that make math and science come alive, including How Much is a Million?, G is for Googol, Q is for Quark, and If You Hopped Like a Frog. He is also a popular speaker at schools in the United States and abroad. David lives in Oakland, California.
"Makes math awesome and yet accessible–even for those of us who are scared of all those zeros." — Booklist
"Schwartz helps youngsters conceptualize enormous numbers by introducing them to counting by powers of 10." — School Library Journal
On Beyond a Million by David M. Schwartz; illustrated by Paul Meisel