The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements:...
The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements is a nice, basic introduction to units of measure. It does a good job of simply defining what the measurements actually measure, as well as give us a sense of scale. The illustrations are fun, the font is easy to read and well-spaced, and the definitions are kept as simple as possible.
There are occasional full-page illustrations that are a nice way to break up the information that’s being thrust at the reader. I particularly liked the representation of Dorothy and Toto. It was unexpected, but definitely made me grin.
The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements is very much just a basic introduction, though. While there are a few things listed for reference, there’s a lack of ‘try this’/’see for yourself’ type projects that I’m used to seeing in non-fiction educational books. I wish they were present in this one.
Overall, it’s a nice, cute beginning step to understanding measurements, but only that. While I might recommend it as supplementary material, it truthfully doesn’t seem worth purchasing for anything other than its cuteness value, considering the variety of other books out there that do what this sets out to do.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss for review consideration.