Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Giveaway: How Big is a Million? (children's math book)

This past year we did a big penguin study. Always looking to make math connections, we especially enjoyed How Big is a Million?, an Usborne book. I'm excited to work with Jen at Chestnut Grove Academy to offer this book in a back-to-school giveaway!

The book...
Pipkin, a young penguin, wants to know How Big is a Million? He finds ten fish, 100 penguins, and 1,000 snowflakes, but he cannot find a million. Finally, his mother takes him outside to look at the starry night. In a pocket in the back of the book, the reader finds a poster depicting exactly one million stars. In contrast to some other "million" books where the quantity is distributed throughout the book, this picture allows the reader a glimpse of a million of something in one shot. Sweet book for exploring the concept of one million.

As a side note, I wondered if the book actually shows 1,000 snowflakes. I knew it depicts 10, 100, and a million, but I wasn't sure about 1,000. A friend of mine found some information from the author, explaining how the book developed. Fascinating! (I was glad we didn't have to count all 1,000 in order to check for accuracy!)


**GIVEAWAY**

Enter to Win:

Prize (1): one copy of How Big is a Million?
**U.S. shipping only.**

Contest Details:
Begins today and continues through September 10th. Contest ends at midnight on the 10th (U.S. Eastern time) and a winner will be announced on that week's Math Monday Blog Hop. I will choose a winner at random using Random.org.

How to enter:
You may choose as many as you like from the following, leaving a comment (in the comment section at the bottom of this post) being mandatory (unless you think I have superpowers and can figure out your contact info by osmosis.)

#1: Become a follower of my blog. (Or tell me that you already are.)

#2: Become a follower of Jen's blog, Chestnut Grove Academy.

#3: Visit Jen's Usborne page and comment about one Usborne book that interests you.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you...such as janedoe at gmail dot com. If I don't hear back from a real person within 24 hours, I'll draw again.

Good luck!

60 comments:

  1. I am a follower. Heading to Chestnut Grove Academy and the Usborne blogs now.

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  2. I am a follower :)
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  3. Oooh, I love living math books! Thank you for the giveaway! Oh, and I have followed your blog for a while! Thanks for all the great posts!

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  4. I follow your blog.

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  5. I follow Chestnut Grove Academy.

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  6. I want to get the 100 Dinosaurs to Spot cards.

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  7. I am a new follower - joanna.kohlbus@gmail.com

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  8. I'm a new follower of your blog :)

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  9. I visited Jen's Usborne page and think that I would love How Big is the Sky

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  10. Now following CGA as well =)
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  11. This book looks really cute! I'm one of your followers! tillack at verizon dotnet

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  12. Nice book. I am a follower of your blog.
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  13. I like Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World in Jen's Usborne page.

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  14. I'm following your blog now! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I am following Chestnut Grove Academy,.

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  16. I am already a follower in my blog reader.

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  17. I would love the science activities books. My grandson is quite interested in how all things work and doing "investigations".

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  18. I am a follower of your blog.
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  19. I now follow your blog! I teach 3rd grade math, so I love your Math Monday blogs!

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  20. I already follow your blog and love it! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I follow Jen's blog! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Ohh I love me some Usborne books, My kiddos love the 1001 spot it books... However we don't have the seasonal ones and I would like to have the Christmas one soon!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 @ yahoo dot com

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  23. I subscribe via email. Does that count? The Blogger followers gadget is not loading right now and I don't remember if I follow or not on that.

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  24. I am a GFC follower

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  25. I follow your blog!!

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  26. I follow Chestnut Grove Academy blog!!

    Lisa
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  27. One Usborne book that interests me is the nonfiction reader on Bats. I know my students would love that!

    Lisa
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  28. I follow the site Chestnut Grove Academy.

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  29. I follow your blog!

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  30. I think the Baby Animals book looks great. My kids love learning about animals!

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  31. I am a follower of your blog!!
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  32. I follow your blog.
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  33. I definitely follow your blog.

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  34. This book looks precious! I am a follower and love your blog!

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  35. I follow your blog.

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  36. I am a follower of Chestnut Grove Academy

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  37. My girls are really into mermaids so I enjoyed looking over the mermaid selection on Jen's Usbourne Books page.

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  38. I follow your blog.

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  39. Following your blog. This books looks adorably fun.

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  40. So glad I found your blog, I am now a follower! I also enjoyed Jen's blog and I am following it too. I've had my eye on the Flip Flap Body Book for awhile now...
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  41. That sounds like a great book. rizensun /at/ gmail /dotc/om

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  42. My daughter would enjoy Cinderella :-)

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  43. i'd also like how big is the sky

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  44. new blog follower this book looks fun
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  45. already a follower!

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    ...danielle

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  46. I already follow Jen's blog too :)

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    ...danielle

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  47. I am a follower of your blog who would love to have a copy of this book. I, too, am a math teacher who could see a use for this book at all levels of mathematics.

    Thank you,

    Christine Womack
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  48. I am a follower of Jen's blog, Chestnut Grove Academy.

    thank you,

    Christine Womack
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  49. As I am also a Space Educator, I am really interested in the Space Explorers - Combination Discovery and Apollo Astronauts Camp Kit. I know that I would find lots of useful information in these books that I could also use in public presentations.

    Thank you,

    Christine Womack
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  50. follow your blog via google reader. saragayer [at] msn (dot) com

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  51. Follow Jen's blog via GFC. saragayer [at] msn (dot) com

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  52. "Going on a Plane" and "Going to the Doctor" look cute. saragayer [at] msn (dot) com

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  53. I'm a follower of your blog

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