How Many Jelly Beans?

How Many Jelly Beans?

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"How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can't decide. Is ten enough? How about one thousand? That's a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it's only two or three a day. This giant picture book gives kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with ten, each page shows more and more colorful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise--ONE MILLION JELLY BEANS! With bright illustrations and an irresistible extra-large format, How many jelly beans? makes learning about big numbers absolutely scrumptious!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781452102061
1452102066
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 37 cm
Additional Contributors: Labat, Yancey C. - Illustrator

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MGBustillo May 16, 2016

Great visual representations of numbers in jelly beans with large poster sized page for one million at the end.

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El_Gato
Oct 06, 2012

Great math book! Perfect for both our preschooler and Grade 1.

SCL_Preschool May 25, 2012

One of our favourites this year! A unique book that makes learning and thinking about large numbers a whole lot of fun.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 09, 2012

We live in an era of millions, billions, and trillions. When our government officials discuss these large numbers they’re so huge that we can’t even wrap our heads around them. In this light How Many Jelly Beans? fills a desperate need. Our kids have to understand how big something like “a million” really is. They have to feel the heft and the weight and the scope and the power of the amount. Sure, there are books like How Much Is a Million? which attempt to make the case by putting the number into distances, but there’s a lot to be said for a book that actually physically shows you what you’re dealing with. This book brings numbers home to kid readers. And after they go through it I can guarantee that they’ll never write off the idea of a million anything ever again.

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rachaelbecker
Jul 08, 2013

rachaelbecker thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 12

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 09, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Mar 09, 2012

Emma and Aiden. They like their jelly beans, they do. When Emma is asked how many she’d prefer she opts for a standard “Ten!” Not to be outdone, her brother Aiden asks for “Twenty!” So naturally Emma asks for twenty-five, and Aiden sees her twenty-five and raises the number to fifty. At a certain point, of course, Emma points out to her bro that when it comes to numbers like five hundred jelly beans (and you can see all five hundred on the table in front of them) there’s no way a person could eat that many. Aiden points out that in a year he could eat as many as a thousand. Up and up and up the numbers go, with more and more jelly beans filling the pages until at long last you reach the thrilling conclusion. Turn the page and you find some folded pages. On one side the kids are suggesting a MILLION jelly beans. Well, as it just so happens, that’s how many fill these folded pages. And finally, at long last, Aiden concedes that maybe a million, just maybe, might be too much.

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