Joan Holub

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books, including Zero the Hero, Shampoodle and Groundhog Weather School. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Zero the Hero book trailer

Zero is a number, and a very important number ~ but all the other numbers are having a hard time figuring out just how important he really is. In this hilarious new book by Joan Holub and New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld, we learn the value of the letter zero, and have some laughs along the way. Enjoy this cleverly crafted book trailer, featuring numbers 1-9, and of course, the star of the show, Zero himself.

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Zero the Hero

Joan Holub; illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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...

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