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CBC Showcase:
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant
Ages 4-9
Illustrated by: Christina Wald
ISBN: 9781628559033
Price: $17.95
Published by: Arbordale Publishing

Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant

by Songju Ma Daemicke

How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn’t have a modern scale? Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister’s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principle of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution.

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