This Book Is Full of Holes

From Underground to Outer Space and Everywhere In Between
by Nora Nickum
Illustrated by Robert Meganck
This book is chock full of holes—shallow and miles deep, microscopic and visible from space, human-caused and natural, mysterious and maddeningly familiar.
  • ISBN: 9781682636008
  • Publication date: 03/26/2024
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 10"
  • Age Range: 6-10
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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.

Author/Illustrator

Nora Nickum

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

Illustrator

Robert Meganck is 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.

Reviews

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

More Details

BISAC 1: JNF051140 Juvenile Nonfiction – Science & Nature – Physics
BISAC 2: JNF013070 Juvenile Nonfiction – Concepts – Size & Shape
BISAC 3: JNF051160 Juvenile Nonfiction – Science & Nature – Disasters

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