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Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear Paperback – March 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689842570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689842573
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

That active, adorable ursine, Jesse Bear, is back, engaged this time in a high-impact counting game. As he counts from one to 20, to the bouncy beat of Carlstrom's breathlessly energetic verse ("Turn the wheel/ And hold on tight./ Honk the horn/ And blink the light./ Thumping, bumping/ Slamming?bam!/ Bumper cars/ Are in a jam"), Jesse is sure to entertain and edify his legions of fans. From one to 10, different settings serve as a means to number fun: a photo booth (three faces in a picture), a beach (five live crabs), an evening sky (seven stars). Each of these digits is treated to its own poem, while numbers 11 through 20 (12 hats, 15 balls, etc.) are featured more simply on smaller, picture-packed panels in the last part of the book. Degen's detailed pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations offer readers plenty to peruse, equally conveying the energy and enthusiasm of the text. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2?Another gentle, whimsical story (the sixth) about Jesse Bear. This is a fairly good counting book, if a bit cluttered with detail at times. Carlstrom provides a short verse for the numbers 1 to 10, which Degen illustrates with a double-page, pen, ink, and watercolor picture. Jesse counts stars, crabs on the beach, and bubbles, among other things. The verses are simple yet lively, perfectly matched with the brightly colored, busy artwork. The numbers 11 through 20 are also briefly noted. This simple concept book also makes a fine read-aloud.?Marilyn Taniguchi, Santa Monica Public Library, CA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Nancy White Carlstrom started writing when she was seven years old and has been writing ever since. She says, "I write when I am happy and when I am sad, and especially when I celebrate God's creation. When you read This Is the Day, I hope it will cause you to look at your world and be surprised by wonder every day of the week."

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Jesse Bear is counting everyday things that my son can relate to, rocks, sticks and ice cream cones. The illustrations of Bruce Degan are great. My son and I love to just look at the pictures and name all of the different kinds of balls, sticks and ice cream.
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There are ten poems about a certain subject, but they don't involve counting in the poem. That object is then shown in the illustration in the proper number of items. Each has a phrase "and one more", I guess to try to show addition but the illustrated sets are not grouped accordingly. For example there are 4 bumper cars all grouped together and it says "3 bumper cars and one more are 4". Well if they are going to do that I think there should be a set of 3 then a set of 1 as two separate groupings. I like the sidebar box on each page has the number, the images that total to that number, and the word spelled out for the item and the number. For example, poem about bumper car ride, then says in the box "4 bumper cars, four bumper cars" with illustration of 4 small bumper cars lined up. I like that the word and the number are both shown along with the image of that number objects. The poems rhyme and have a good cadence.
The numbers 11 through 20 don't have a poem, just the image of that number of items then the phrase "15 and one more are 16. Sixteen hats" and so on. The only thing that I find confusing is this use of the phrase "and one more" when the illustration doesn't correspond. For example there are 15 balls all grouped together and then it says "14 balls and one more are 15". In another image there are 13 horns then the words "15 and one more are 16" and next to that in another grouping are 3 more horns. If you ask me it should day 13 and 3 more are 16 and in the other images of one large set of items it should simply state there are 15 or however many there really are.
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