First up, thank you to the author for sending me a copy of the book along with some very cute stickers and a sweet message! And wrapped up in such a nice wrapping paper even, it was a treat to unwrap it!
In this book we meet a gorgeous butterfly named Pebbles. He is done with the same old numbers and wants to know the BIGGEST number that exists! We follow him as he travels from deserts to cold regions to even higher to find it out! And each page we learn something new. A new number but also new facts about something mentioned in the story on that page. For instance we would learn a new number in the dessert but also a fact about desserts or something specific there. I was curious what numbers we would learn on each page and how many zeroes they would be. Haha, I learned some things even. Then again, maths/numbers, are not really my thing. Give me words any day! I loved that, despite all the scary things that happen at times like tsunamis or earthquakes, that Pebbles never gave up. This butterfly had a mission and he was not going to be stopped until he learned it all!
And I loved how the ending tied up the story and I loved that little nugget of information at the end. Oh my, I did not know that!
I always love it when we get extras in the end, and in this one we get a handy guide to numbers + more. And I also liked the story about the author in the back.
The art was just so fun. I love how colourful and fun it was and how well drawn everything was! Laura Watson has a fun style and I really have to see if she has done more!
While I did love all the extra info and I loved how it all fitted, it was at times a bit much for my ADHD brain. I had a hard time focussing on the story and then also the facts. Sometimes I just had to re-read some things because I had lost the thread of the story.
All in all, this was a fun book and I really am happy I had the chance to read it! I would recommend this one to all, this will be a fun one for kids who want to know more about numbers + love getting fun facts!