Anne Richardson, ill. by Andrea Antinori

Tra publishing, US

Hardcover / 68 Pages / 23.5 x 30.5 cm

Ages: 6+

Sold: Simplified Chinese, Complex Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Catalan, French (Canada), French (France), German, Italian, Greek

Octopuses Have Zero Bones

  • An unconventional, engaging, and delightful counting book for curious minds that playfully uses numbers as an entry-point to discover the amazing, diverse, fact-filled world of wonders all around us. The book focuses on the numbers zero to nine and powers of ten counterparts of ten to nine billion. 

     

    Do you wonder…

    How many bones an octopus has?

    How many breaths you take a day?

    How many times a black bear’s heart beats each hour?

    How many moons Mars has?

    How many miles a trip to the moon and back is? How about a trip to Saturn?

    How many leaves are on an oak tree?

    How many meters there are between you and the clouds?

    What happens when you keep placing zeroes at the end of numbers?

     

    The answers to these questions appear in this book - along with many more amazing facts that celebrate the numbers zero to nine and powers of ten numbers ten to nine billion.

    Starting with zero instead of one, this whimsical, fact-filled counting book will delight readers of all ages. Combining elements of traditional and advanced counting books with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around us, Octopuses Have Zero Bones encourages young readers to fall in love with numbers and the world around them.

    The book’s layered content offers an easy and attractive point of entry as well as the possible to explore and understand more at multiple levels.

     

     

    Anne Richardson is an author of experiences that kindle your curiosity. In her work, everything in the world is astonishing and worthy of our attention, from a drop of rain to the way we figure things out together. She is the senior director of Global Collaborations at the Exploratorium, San Francisco, where she works with partners worldwide to imagine and create new science centers and other extraordinary learning experiences. Richardson holds a PhD and an MS in environmental studies from Antioch University New England, and a BA in art history from Northwestern University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, including two little explorers.

     

    Andrea Antinori is an award-winning illustrator based in Bologna, Italy. Since he was a child, he has loved animals and he has loved to draw them. His favorite animal changes all the time. He likes octopuses very much, but right now, lemurs are the creatures he loves most. He wrote and illustrated the book On the Lives of Lemurs: A Short Treatise on Natural History. Other books he has illustrated include A Book about Whales and The Great Battle, the latter of which has received major international awards including:

    Best International Illustrated Book — China Shanghai International Children's Book Fair, Premio Andersen — Best book 6-9 years olds, Selected illustrator for exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017, Italian illustrator in IBBY Honor List 2016