PreSchool-Grade 2 This revised and redesigned edition of Crews' 1968 book contains several changes that give the title more appeal. The larger format makes the book a more useful choice for story hour sessions. Larger and more legible type makes reading easier for beginners. Although the rhymed text to introduce objects from one to ten remains almost unchanged, the colors of the objects have been altered, and textures have been added for visual variety. The rake now moves through tiny grass bits, for example, and the piggy bank looks more like a pink porker than did its brown predecessor. Crews' unmistakable graphic style is still evident, and the striking visuals are the book's strong feature. Unfortunately, Crews does not avoid one pitfall that plagues many picture books: the relationship between objects of different sizes. The two dots that are the fox's eyes are the same size as the two in the eyes of keys on the opposite page. Hence, each key is almost as large as the head of a fox. An addition in the new version is a series of black dots to be counted at the end of the book. Despite some weaknesses, the book is a good choice for collections in which straightforward counting books are in high demand.Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, Minn.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“Striking visuals.” (School Library Journal)
“Bold colors and briskly delineated graphics.” (ALA Booklist)
“[This] bright, clean-lined counting book features remarkable colors and textures.” (Childhood Education)
In my Kindergarten classroom. Perfect for counting and teaching quantities.Published 4 months ago by Angela Lowe Griffith
A great book for children. The picture are a little dated but a great book overall. I'm going to read it to my preschoolers.Published 9 months ago by Lazetta D.
Great with children to count..give them some Avery Self Adhesive Removable labels DOTS and let the children create their own pictures!Published 11 months ago by mabel young
This is a very cleaver counting book. Young children will love it.Published 12 months ago by Margolis