Power Up

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Greenwillow Books
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9.8 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Seth Fishman is the author of A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book and winner of the Mathical Prize, as well as Power Up and The Ocean in Your Bathtub, all illustrated by Isabel Greenberg. He lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.

Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning illustrator, comic artist, and writer. She illustrated the picture book A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars, which won the Mathical Book Prize, was named a Boston Globe Horn Book Award honor, and "best of the year" by Amazon, Space.com, and the Planetary Society, and has over 60,000 copies in print, along with Power Up and The Ocean in Your Bathtub. Her graphic novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Greenberg has worked with a variety of clients, including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical. This is her first author-illustrated picture book.


"Fishman begins this work with an unbelievable but true statement about how there is enough energy in a person's pinkie finger to power a large city for an entire day. ...A great introduction to human physiology that affirms just how special our bodies are." -- School Library Journal

"The creative team behind A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars turns from astronomical bodies to the human body. . . .An inspirational companion to traditional health books and mindfulness activities." -- ALA Booklist

"Math and science enthusiasts, this one's for you! . . .Parents and kids alike will appreciate the book's exhortation to stay curious. A fresh, scientific look at one aspect of the incredible human body." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The text presents information with clarity, humor, and, above all, wonder--both at the amazing human body and at everything it allows the child reader to do, think, learn, and discover." -- The Horn Book

"Your pinkie, this innovative book explains, 'has enough energy to light up one of the biggest cities in the world' for a day. Fishman and Greenberg (A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars) turn something kids instinctively understand - the energy in our bodies - into a lesson in biology and physics, and the real importance of food and sleep." -- New York Times Book Review