There are so many little life moments to measure—and so many creative ways to measure them!

How do you measure how long it takes to read a good book? Sure, you can use units of time, like minutes or hours . . . but you can also use your very own measurements: how many times you laugh or cry, how many pages you turn, or how often you ask to read it again. And measuring rainfall could mean using decibels of sound . . . or how many people you see opening umbrellas.

This playful picture book introduces young readers to different units of measurement, then invites them to think of creative ways to quantify the meaningful moments in their lives. The possibilities are as limitless as the imagination!

Art direction and design by Sara Gillingham

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“This marvelously written book, expressed in jaunty verses that scan beautifully, teaches readers how to measure all sorts of things . . . Perhaps even more important, the volume challenges youngsters to get creative and ‘measure’ intangibles such as life experiences—including friendship . . . Children will love volunteering their ideas for measuring things in their own lives. Measure this book in the big smiles it will elicit.” —Kirkus Reviews

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