From Publishers Weekly
PW called this addition primer, in which one guinea pig is joined by another, and so on, "an exuberant and clever introduction to math that bubbles with energy from beginning to end." Ages 3-7.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3?Duke's adorable guinea pigs romp through the pages of this cleverly layered and constructed concept book. Counting and basic addition of numerals from 1 to 10 are introduced in a spare but clever text. Visual reinforcements abound as one guinea pig totes one wagon that holds one of each kind of toy. As the numbers of animals increase, so do the objects on each page, implicitly introducing the concept of sets as the spread with three "giggling guinea pigs" shows them cavorting amid three crayons, three balloons tied to one guinea pig's waist, and three paper clips tossing or tipping from another one's ears. Math symbols such as equal and plus signs are incorporated into the acrylic illustrations in which pastel pinks, sunny yellows, and baby blues predominate. As the numbers increase, so do the frivolity and energy of the pictures as these little creatures seem to almost leap, run, or spread themselves from one page to another. After 10, the addition of another 10 "mom or dad guinea pigs" is a great way to end, since "twenty is plenty."?Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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