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    We start with a single tree; 1. As we turn the page, we are presented with a sum doubling the number on the page before it: 1+1 = 2; 2+2 = 4; 4+4 = 8. In this way, we reach a million (actually 1,048,576) within 40 pages.

    Each sum is brought to life with a simple graphic illustration in the distinctive style of Sven Völker. The dots form the back of a ladybird, the bubbles in a cup of soda and the water in a swimming pool. The final page opens up to a magnificent 8 page gatefold to accomodate the final two big numbers.

    Gloriously simple in its concept and execution, this is a book that will bring mathematics alive to parents as well as children and will also make a stunning gift book.
    출판사 리뷰
    Sven Volker’s “A Million Dots” delighted us for its playful, clever and, frankly, kind of mind-blowing visual exploration of multiplication. Yes, as in math. This book is simple and graphic, but the overall effect is impressive — how quickly two (trees) begets 256 (freckles). Volker has created an approachable introduction to numeracy, but also rendered math beautiful and entrancing.
    — J.T.
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  • Sven Völker
  •  Sven Volker, the author and illustrator of “A Million Dots,” in his studio in Potsdam, Germany.


    “After 20 years of living and working in the middle of Berlin, my little family and I have moved into a magic old house. It is located between the historic Berlin film studios and the endless lakes of Potsdam. You can hardly imagine a more peaceful, historic, and beautiful place. The wall behind my desk in my studio on the first floor is full of all kinds of pieces that I love. There is a rare old John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘War is Over’ poster, a drawing of the late Tibor Kalman by the wonderful Maira Kalman, a picture of Steve McQueen in a frame that actually once hung in his own Santa Paula ranch, some old Suzuki Motorcycle patches, etc. It is not a big place, much smaller than my old studio, but I love it.


     

    I was never good at math, but I have to admit that the key to so many things in life lies in understanding its hidden code, its inner logic. I think, rather than a book about math, this is a book about symmetry, about size and about limitlessness.” 

     

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