Illustrated by Taro Miura. First U.S. edition, 2006. Chronicle Books LLC.
"A man lifts a 50-pound girder. A forklift moves a 1-ton load. A wheelbarrow, a crane, a truck, a train all transport increasingly heavy objects as Taro Miura's deceptively simple book unfolds. Children will delight in the arresting images of workmen and their equipment. And as the weight increases so will their understanding of how we measure it. A dramatic gatefold spread and a brief explanation of different measurement systems complete the picture as this unique book makes learning about weight absolutely effortless."
Taro Miura (1968 - ) made his debut as a children's picture book author and illustrator in 1983 with "My Grandfather". Since then, he has published many works, such as The Tiny King, The Big Princess, Tools (a follow-up to Ton), and Bum Bum. His works have high design quality using geometric shapes and colors, loved by children all over the world.
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Condition: Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear; light sunning along the spine. Illustrated cover boards: Two tiny indentations on the lower edges, front and back. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.
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