Monday, August 9, 2010

Zero is the Leaves on the Trees by Betsy Franco

Numbers are easy to count. You can see them everywhere. But what is zero? How do you count zero? Where is zero? In this book by Betsy Franco and illustrated by Shino Arihara, zero is everywhere...if you know how to look for it.

The concept of this book reminded me of the Mad About You episode where Yoko Ono wanted Paul to film the wind. How do you film the wind? You can feel the wind, but can you see it? Film it? Here, you know what zero is, but can you point it out? What does it mean to have zero of something? Has it gone or ended? Or has it not happened yet? Is it missing? Was it ever there? Zero opens up a lot of questions about how we see and experience everyday situations.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails by Betsy Franco
A Curious Collection of Cats by Betsy Franco
Counting on Zero by Highfield Junior School
CeciAnn's Day of Why by Shino Arihara

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