Ton by Taro Miura

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One 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 undertanding of how we measure it. A dramatic gatefold spread and a brief explanation of different systems of measurement complete the picture as this unique book makes learning about weight absolutely effortless.

About Taro Miura

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Taro Miura is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Japan.
Published April 20, 2006 by Chronicle Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Industrial workers variously lift, push, hoist and pull girders, cement, bricks and other material from 50 pounds to one ton, and beyond, in a graphically simple illustration of relative weight.

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Through the use of few words and clean, crisp graphics, Miura introduces the topic of weight and measures for children.

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