Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Infinity and Me

Written by: Kate Hosford and Gabi Swiatkowska

First line: The night I got my new red shoes, I couldn't wait to wear them to school.

Why you should read this book: A little girl struggles to comprehend the concept of infinity, and after a day's worth of dizzying observations, finally come to understand the idea as the depth of her love for her grandmother. This is a really interesting and clever concept for a kids' book, very well executed, able to hold the attention of young readers with no math skills and only a tenuous grasp of finite concepts. The author's note at the end offers some interesting responses from little kids as to the meaning of infinity, and if you can, I highly recommend conducting your own research in this field, because the stuff you get when you ask five-year-olds to define "infinity" is priceless.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't love anyone, at least not that much.

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