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How to Count a Year

Illustrated by Julien Chung



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About The Book

Explore different numerical breakdowns of a year in this playful concept picture book that introduces numbers big and small in creative ways, all adding up to a wonderful 365 days!

A year can feel like a really, really long time. One trip around the sun. Twelve months. Fifty-two weeks. 365 days. 31,535,000 seconds. It seems like forever, so let’s break it down! A year is made up of 365 “Good mornings.” It’s fifty-two Friday night movie nights, twelve calendar backgrounds, and one special birthday wish. Time passes in so many fun and exciting ways—come explore them!

About The Author

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including Little Libraries, Big Heroes illustrated by John Parra, 365 illustrated by Julien Chung, Nine Months illustrated by Jason Chin, and Speak Up illustrated by Ebony Glenn. She is a founding member of the organization We Need Diverse Books, and lives with her family in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

About The Illustrator

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Julien Chung has been a professional designer and illustrator for over twenty-five years. He is the illustrator of picture books such as Becoming Blue by Ellen Tarlow; Vrooom, Vrooom! by Mary Lyn Ray; and 365 by Miranda Paul. He has created licensed characters for brands worldwide and works for La Presse newspaper in Montreal, Quebec. He lives in Montreal with his wife and a lovebird named Cookie.

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Raves and Reviews

"An excellent book to introduce the idea of timekeeping and calendars with humor and ­personal connections."

– School Library Journal, September 2023

"[An] enjoyable math-concept picture book."

– Booklist, September 2023

"A year’s worth of days doesn’t seem like quite so large a number when broken down into smaller, or at least different, units.... A bright, buoyant look at measurements, conventional and otherwise."

– Kirkus, July 2023

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