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One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab Big Book: A Counting by Feet Book Paperback – March 9, 2010

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PreSchool-Grade 2-The Sayres offer readers a fresh look at counting with a simple concept: the number of feet different animals have. The book begins with a snail's one foot, and then moves on to 2 for humans, 4 for dogs, 6 for insects, 8 for spiders, and 10 for crabs. Each odd number is represented by the even-numbered animal plus one snail. After 10, the numbers go by 10s to 100, with the number shown in two ways, for example: "70 is seven crabs- or ten insects and a crab. 80 is eight crabs- or ten spiders." All the animals are pictured on the beach, where most of them are involved in typical actions for their species; the fun-loving, playful crabs, however, bicycle, dance underwater limbo, play volleyball, and try new diversions on almost every page. Very simple text in large type is appropriate for group use as well as beginning readers. Uncluttered, black-outlined, oil-on-paper pictures clearly illustrate the concepts, and Cecil's googly-eyed snails, sports-minded crabs, and other animals add a touch of humor. Whether used with children just beginning to count or grade schoolers starting to multiply, this original and clever book will have wide appeal.
Louise L. Sherman, formerly at Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime palette." — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; 1 Big Rep edition (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076364790X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763647902
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 0.2 x 15.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,971,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Creatures with varying amount of feet lend themselves to be part of a mathematical beach party. Youngsters are drawn into this story by bright, colorful humorous but simple illustrations. Crabs are the real stars as they bicycle, limbo, and play beach volleyball across the pages. While following the story, readers gain an understanding of numbers, counting, adding, and sets. Readers also discover the world of science while reading about these playful animals. Don't miss this very creative book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey Rose on November 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
What a fantastic book! Kids follow a story of a beach party where they learn how to count based on the number of feet on different animals! They can practice basic addition and counting by different sets (2's, 4's, 10's). The illustrations are so kid friendly and fun and the story you follow is sure to put a smile on your face, especially all that the crabs do!

I read this book to a class of Kindergarteners who recently had learned to count by 10's and were learning how to count by 2's. They had such a great time using their newly acquired skills and every page we had to stop on and count all the different feet as many ways as they knew how. It is a great educational book made fun for kids of all ages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By a writer on September 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab is a rare success--it's fun and educational at the same time. Clever combinations of characters' feet will keep readers turning pages to find out what adds up next. Humorous illustrations of appealing animals are a plus in this delightful counting book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The buggy bug class on February 25, 2012
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This book has opened the window for what I can do when teaching number concepts to children. This book allows me to create a context for kids to learn number sense. I was so excited after seeing this book that I have bought and sold over 20 copies to other Div. 1 teachers. Get it! It is fantastic!Great way to explore number by concrete, pictorial and symbolic representations.
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My daughter (age 4) loves this book and could "read" it after only a few times. As a math teacher, I love that it has multiple representations of numbers, and introduces the concept of multiplication. The pictures are great and the concept of this book is truly novel. A must read.
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I bought this book for my children after borrowing it from the library, and I've just bought another copy for my god-daughter. The illustrations are adorable, and the concept of counting in animal feet is engaging.
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By Tjpatto on March 11, 2013
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I'm a teacher, so this is a wonderful resource! The children are engaged by the text, it's colourful illustrations, and then challenged by the tasks I based around the text.
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By BH on October 14, 2012
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Used this book to teach my second graders about skip counting. It was very cute and engaging! They really enjoyed counting the legs of the different species. :)
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