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# If Dogs Were Dinosaurs

by
David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author),
James Warhola

With his on-the-mark instinct for making math fun and easy, the best-selling author of How Much Is a Million returns with another explosively energetic math book!

If your dog were the size of a dinosaur, his dinner would fill your bedroom! If the moon were the size of a marble, earth would fit in your hands! If your submarine sandwich was as big as its name, the pickle woul ...more

If your dog were the size of a dinosaur, his dinner would fill your bedroom! If the moon were the size of a marble, earth would fit in your hands! If your submarine sandwich was as big as its name, the pickle woul ...more

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published
October 1st 2005
by Scholastic Press

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This book is a playful book filled with incredible illustrations. It can be used to present a fun read aloud for K-2 or can be used with math concepts. The author compares and illustrates size and proportion. For example, " If the moon were a marble, you could play baseball with planet Earth." At the back of the book, the author

At the back, David Schwartz gives us the numbers and calculations he used, and poses some ne ...more

May 29, 2011
Dolly
rated it
4 of 5 stars

Recommends it for:
parents reading with their children

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Once again, David M. Schwartz has made a complex concept very understandable. We've read both How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition and If You Made a Million, that helped us understand large numbers. This book is very similar in that it helps us comprehend relative sizes. I loved that he explained that the proportional difference between the Earth and the Moon is like a baseball and a 2cm marble. So cool. The illustrations are fantastic and funny and the almost unimaginable sizes of th
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Dec 08, 2014
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David Schwartz tricks us in the best way into doing mathematics. In this story If Dogs were Dinosaurs it makes you think into proportions and rationalizing. Through chuckles and smiles you hardly notice the math problems he puts into his text like if dinosaurs were dogs they would fit in your entire room. The illustrations are hilarious with the projections of dinosaurs so domesticated it will tickle the children right in their imagination

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As a child, I was filled with a sense of awe as I contemplated the universe. The huge numbers of stars and their sizes and distances never failed to amaze me. With binoculars and magnifying glass, I also focused on closer subjects like birds, flowers, frogs and bugs.

But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr ...more

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But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr ...more

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