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# How Big Is a Million? [With Huge Poster and Envelope to Hold Poster] (Picture Books)

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A million is a very big number. But exactly how big? Pipkin the penguin wants to know just that. Come with him on a journey of discovery and you can see for yourself. Age Level: 5 and up.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Usborne Books (first published October 31st 2007)

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Follow Pipkin the penguin as he tries to find out just how big a million really is. Pipkin meets many new friends on his way to find out the answer he is searching for.

This colorful picture book is a great tool for a math lesson of just about any age. This topic is perfect for getting students to think of how big something actually is. When we say or think of a number we see the digits in our minds, but what does it really look like. This is good way to get students to think deeper on a certain...more
This is a great book for teaching your little ones about the size of numbers. It's pretty had to draw or show a child a thousand or a million of anything and this book does it well. After reading this book to my daughter a bunch of times she's been able to express herself using large numbers. I could ask her if she wanted some pretzels, for example, and if she really wanted lots she'd exaggerate and tell me she wanted HUNDREDS of pretzels or THOUSANDS of pretzels.
Students can use this book to build number sense starting with ten. This book would be appropriate for first or second grade. My students would always tell me they could count to a million, but they could tell me the numbers before it. The “Secret Number” game could be used prior to reading as a method of pre-testing. A lesson on place value with upper elementary could connect with this piece of literature as well.
This is such a precious story about a little penguin who searches to find a million of something so he can get an idea of how much a million actually is. He searches, and searches, but finds no million of anything. He then goes back home and him mother says well i will show you a million. She took him outside and she pointed at the sky and said, "now theres your million". It was the stars!
I love this book! This is a story about a penguin that wants to know how big a million is. He goes around asking his friends and family but he still can't find a million. He finally finds a million and in the back, the book includes a poster with a million stars on it! This will be one that I will keep in my classroom to possibly tie into a math lesson.
This is a beautiful hard back book that came with a poster of a million stars. The boys love it! The story is cute and fun but the main attraction is the poster. Josh was disappointed that they skipped 10,000 and 100,000.

ETA: Josh is rereading this at nine years old to his brother and sister (6 and 3). They still love the book.
I believe this book would be great for young students who are learning to count. This book also puts into perspective how much one million really is. This book creates suspense because it is about a penguin who wants to find a million of something. He searches and searches, and he eventually realize how big a million really is.
A story about a penguin who goes on a journey to find one million. This story can be read to help students understand the difference between 10 and 1 million. The story walks through the benchmarks of ten, one hundred, one thousand, and one million. A very creative and interesting way to incorporate math and literacy.
I like it and thought it was a very good book! Of course, it reminded me of the book How Much Is A Million but this was a little different. It's a very good numbers book for children learning to count.
This book is wonderful. It would be a great book to read to a class during the winter. You could also use this book during a math lesson. Little Pipkin keeps trying to find out how big a million is. He goes on a journey to find out, but has no luck. He returns home and his mother has an answer for him.
A little penguin just cannot envision how much a million is so he sets off on a quest to find out. Along the way he meets many friendly animals that help him with his dilemma, and finally one that tells him the answer has been staring down at him the whole time...
I LOVED THIS BOOK! The poster at the end changes up the look at a normal book, and it is a super cute thing for kids. The pictures are cute and it would be great for little ones just learning how to count. Love it!
A great book for teaching counting, estimation, and multiplication. The poster at the end invites readers to interact with the book. There are also some interesting facts about animals in the antarctic.
This is a really cute book about a penguin who is in search for a 'million.' This would be a great book to talk about numbers, counting, and even estimating with young kids. Probably good for k-2.
Pipkin wants to know how big a million is and sets out on a quest to find it. This book is great to help children understand and grasp an idea of large numbers such as 100, 1,000 and 1,000,000.
How big is a million? Well this book can surely help young students begin to figure it out as Pipkin penguin journeys to compares a million to other numbers. Great for read alouds and predicting.
This is good book. I first heard it when I was observing a classroom. It was just a fun book to read to the children. It shows curiosity and I also really like the illustrations.
This is one my kids favorite books. It has an amazing pull-out poster that shows a million stars. What a fantastic way for kids of all ages to visually see how big a million is!
What an awesome visual of how BIG a million really is! Even adults are stunned and kids will ask you to read it again and again!

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Its a really cute book! It can be comparable to a child adventuring to find their own answers through research. It would be a great book about asking questions.
This is a rally cute attempt in helping kids understand the concept of a million. The illustrations are adorable...and love the little penguin.
I love how it keeps building up to a million - it gives a great sense of numbers for little ones.

One of my favorites from Anna Milbourne.
I like how there are exactly the number of things that the book asks about like there are 10 fish and 100 penguins and a million stars.
This children's book has cute pictures, attempts to give small children an idea of huge numbers and has a lovely surprise at the end.
my boys can't wait to get to the end so they can pull out the poster to see how much a million really is!
I loved this book! This book is great for counting. This book incorporates friends and learning about math.
The book is perfect for estimating. It is about a little penguin trying to figure out how big a million is.
Sweet little story about number theory that gets downright powerful when the poster at the end is revealed.
Love the poster in the back of this book. Very good way to picture how big 10, 100, 1000 and 1,000,000 are.
Great book for comparison and good for counting and how we can count different things.
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