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One man lifts a 50-pound girder. A forklift moves a 1-ton load. A wheelbarrow, a crane, a truck, a train all transport increasingly heavy objects as Taro Miura's deceptively simple book unfolds. Children will delight in the arresting images of workmen and their equipment. And as the weight increases so will their undertanding of how we measure it. A dramatic gatefold spread and a brief explanation of different systems of measurement complete the picture as this unique book makes learning about weight absolutely effortless.

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About the Author:

Taro Miura is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Japan.

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Grade 1-3–This concept book shows the different ways of moving or carrying heavy objects, using illustrations of construction beams and containers of varying weights. The cumulative increase of the weight of the objects and size of the machinery used to move them is well paced, going from a single construction worker carrying a 50-pound steel beam to a 10,000-ton tanker hauling all of the containers previously shown. The well-laid-out and clear color illustrations are on white backgrounds with large, black-type measurements labeling the weight of each object. Sharp readers, however, will question the numbers listed on the containers of the freight train as that of the pound weight of the contents (20,000 pounds incorrectly labeled as 20 tons, 5,000 pounds incorrectly labeled as 5 tons) contradicting the previous definition. An explanation of the different measuring systems for weight, standard and metric, is included. For a more thorough explanation of measurement for young children look to David M. Schwartzs Millions to Measure (HarperCollins, 2003).–Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY
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