"Zero the Hero" Review

"Zero the Hero"
by Joan Holub and Tom Lichtenheld

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2012
Source: sent by publisher and author

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:  

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That’s what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn’t add anything in addition. He’s of no use in division. And don’t even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he’s worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable.

My Review:

This children's picture book is hilarious and still has a heart of gold. This is a book that adults will love reading to their kids just as much as their kids will enjoy reading it. There is a great message about both accepting yourself and accepting others. And as a great bonus, there is a lot of MATH to learn here! It's not everyday you read a great story and you can also teach your kids a little something about basic math principles.

The illustrations are totally adorable and there are some extra jokes and gags hidden within the illustrations and speech bubbles of the characters.

Bottom Line: I loved this book, and I think any child and her/his parents would love to read it too!


  1. I do love kid's books. They are so cute, well some of them, here we got a lot of artsy sucky ones

  2. So cute! I should so check it out. Thanks for the review.

  3. Oh!! Looks so cute! I think I'm going to try to get a copy for my friend - her baby just turned one but it's never to early to turn them into books, right? plus, she likes reading to him anyway!

  4. This sounds like a great book for my cousins! I love the cover, very enticing. Great review, Carrie!

    Hafsah @ IceyBooks

  5. Awww! Cute cover and I love the title, especially the math play-on. Nice review :)

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  7. Always looking for great books for my babysitting stints - thanks!

  8. This looks like such a fun book. I've added it to my school list to order!

  9. Oh the days of picture books! I love picture books and I'm always on the lookout for new ones. I'll have to take a look at this one in the stores. You are so right that they don't usually teach a lesson or math. This one sounds cute.

    Where are you???


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