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Each orange had 8 slices : a counting book / by Paul Giganti, Jr. ; pictures by Donald Crews.

By: Giganti, Paul.
Contributor(s): Crews, Donald.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1992Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.ISBN: 0688104282 (TR); 9780688104283 (TR); 0688104290 (LE); 9780688104290 (LE).Other title: Each orange had eight slices.Subject(s): Counting -- Juvenile literature | Addition -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 513.2/11 | 513.5/5 | E Summary: An illustrated introduction to counting and simple addition.
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513.5 G4693EA (Browse shelf) Available 0000001530591

Beyond Picture Books, a Guide to First Readers. 2d ed. by Barbara Barstow and Judith Riggle.

An illustrated introduction to counting and simple addition.

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K-Gr 3-- The vibrant style of Crews's gouache artwork is well matched to this exceptional introduction to mathematics. A situation is presented in simple sentences. ``On my way to Grandma's I saw 2 fat cows. Each cow had 2 calves. Each calf had 4 skinny legs,'' and the questions follow:``How many fat cows. . . calves . . . legs were there in all?'' The bright, cheerful illustrations boldly amplify the scenes, making interaction easy and fun. Tana Hoban's Count and See (Macmillan, 1972) and 26 Letters and 99 Cents (Greenwillow, 1987), and Mitsumasa Anno's Anno's Counting Book (Crowell, 1977) are other fine counting books. This one, however, takes the concepts a step further to challenge older children's thinking skills without being patronizing or sacrificing integrity for the youngest audiences. Teachers will find it useful for beginning multipliers. The book concludes with the age-old riddle contained in the poem, ``As I was going to St. Ives.'' Its answer is a lighthearted way to finish such an engaging, attractive addition to the concept picture-book genre. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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