Zero the Hero
by Joan Holub
illustrated by TomLichtenheld
Henry Holt, 2012
review copy provided by the publisher
My students and I loveloveLOVED E-Mergency by Tom Lichtenheld and Ezra Fields-Meyer!!
When I put the poster for Zero the Hero on the chalkboard, excitement was instantaneous.
E-Mergency was a funny look at the way the letters of the alphabet work together (and how our words suffer when the E cannot be used). In Zero the Hero, ("A Book About Nothing"), Zero has all the trappings of a hero -- mask, cape, and pointy boots -- but he doesn't seem to be able to do anything amazing (mathematically speaking) all by himself.
"The thought gave Zero a hollow feeling inside." So he