This Book Is Full of Holes: From Underground to Outer Space and Everywhere In Between (Hardcover)

This Book Is Full of Holes: From Underground to Outer Space and Everywhere In Between By Nora Nickum, Robert Meganck (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nora Nickum, Robert Meganck (Illustrator)
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This book is chock full of holes—shallow and miles deep, microscopic and visible from space, human-caused and natural, mysterious and maddeningly familiar.

When you think of holes, what comes to mind? Maybe the irritating hole in your sock. Or the hole on the shelf where you plucked out this book. But did you know there are holes that suddenly devour entire gas stations? Big holes in the ocean that are visible from space? Small holes in balls that prevent a backyard home run?

A hole is a part of something where there’s nothing at all. Holes are investigated by scientists, used by artists, designed by engineers, and fixed by problem-solvers. 

They can be natural or human-made, big or small, plentiful or scarce, mysterious or painfully familiar. Many are important to our everyday lives, whether we give them credit or not.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Author

Nora Nickum leads conservation policy work for the Seattle Aquarium and writes articles and books for children about STEM and nature topics, including Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.

Robert Meganck is the illustrator of several illustrated middle grade collections of science poetry and professor emeritus of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He earned a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has received more than 300 regional, national, and international awards for his illustration and graphic design work

Praise For…

★ "Hole-y cow! This winning book adds up to a ‘whole’ lot of fascinating, thought-provoking fun."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

★ "An easy-to-read concept book that is great for various ages and interest levels, and a welcome addition for all libraries."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

"The detailed descriptions are scientifically accurate yet within readers' grasp. Meganck's digital artwork employs a cartoon style that adds humor in appropriate spots. . . a thought-provoking STEM-themed read-aloud."—Booklist

"Digital illustrations play with perspective and composition to give depth and definition to the holes, and the cartoony figures keep the informative text light and breezy."The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682636008
ISBN-10: 1682636003
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English