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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.
"The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime palette." — Kirkus ReviewsSee all Editorial Reviews
Love this book! It is a great start to developing flexibility with numbers, which is crucial for fostering algebraic thinking!Published 4 months ago by Kelli Wasserman
Darling book with great colors. I great way to teach a preschooler math without them even knowing it!Published 6 months ago by Jami Gifford
This is a great book that can provide a lot of fun for your child or students. Beginning multiplication skills.Published 16 months ago by jbatti
We really enjoy this book. It is a great way to practice numbers and counting. The pictures are cute as well.Published on January 27, 2013 by D. Mahoney
If you are trying to teach math concepts, this is the book for you. Well illustrated and it will make your kids think. I think the book is darling.Published on October 5, 2011 by Linda, the YMCA retiree
I wanted to order some good books before classes started instead of going to a bookstore. This is such a good story to have students familiarize themselves with the number grid,... Read morePublished on October 4, 2009 by Cristina Carbajal