Zero the Hero by Joan Holub

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Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That’s what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn’t add anything in addition. He’s of no use in division. And don’t even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he’s worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.


About Joan Holub

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Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books, including Shampoodle and Groundhog Weather School. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tom Lichtenheld has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Cloudette and Bridget's Beret. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling books, Duck! Rabbit! and Shark vs. Train. He lives in Geneva, Illinois.
Published February 28, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The counting numbers get their comeuppance in the havoc that breaks out after they fail to believe in Zero's heroic powers.

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This story about the concept of zero recalls both Lichtenheld’s recent E-mergency and Kathryn Otoshi’s Zero (2010).

Nov 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Zero the Hero

Gr 1–3—Zero is a number who is starting to feel utterly worthless. His friends, like One and Seven, have fun playing counting games. Zero can't join in because he's not a counting number. His friends are frightened by him when it comes to multiplication because he will make th

Jun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Zero the Hero

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