Review of Infinity and Me, by Kate Hosford and Gabi Swiatkowska

Infinity and Me

by Kate Hosford
illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, 2012. 36 pages.

I wish I’d had this book when my son was young and obsessed with Infinity. He liked to make up numbers “bigger than infinity,” like “zappazudus” and “H-aloppus.”

This picture book follows a little girl who looks up at the stars in the sky and thinks about infinity. Then she asks all the people around her how they think of infinity, and gets a different answer with each person.

The pictures imaginatively express the abstract ideas. We’ve got numbers going on forever, driving on an infinity symbol forever, population expanding, things lasting forever, cutting things in half forever, and more and more.

The culmination? Love for her Grandma “as big as infinity.”

This is a lovely picture book perfect for setting minds spinning and starting cozy conversations.

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