Full of quirky illustrations, The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements teaches basic concepts about measurements, including the differences between the imperial and metric systems of measurement. Fuzzy on feet, yards, and meters? Bamboozled by bits and bytes? Perplexed by the difference between mass and volume? This Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements will guide you through the basics of different ways to measure things, from length, volume, and mass to time and intensity, and will explain how to convert between the most common units. Packed with simple definitions (feet, yards, and meters are units of length used to measure midsize distances), memorable examples, and funny illustrations, this guide makes the rules of measurement easy to understand, and the handy conversion chart will make quick conversions easy! With every turn of the page, you will learn a new basic concept that will help you go from knowing nothing to being a total know-it-all! Basic units of measurement you'll explore include feet, yards, meters, grams, bits and bytes, seconds, minutes, decibels, and more! You'll also learn the differences between the imperial system of measurement, which is used in the United States, and the metric system. The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurements turns what can at times be dry topics into something approachable and fun through the quirky and hilarious illustrations and the infographic-inspired layouts.
Heidi Fiedler has written and edited more than 300 books for clients ranging from Target to Barnes & Noble. As a former editor for Teacher Created Materials, she has a wealth of editorial and writing experience, including more than 180 nonfiction books in partnership with Time for Kids; 90 picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels; plus a wide variety of activity books and arts and crafts books.
Brendan Kearney is a children's book illustrator based in St. Albans. His unique and quirky portfolio includes work for some of the UK's largest publishers.