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Apple Countdown
     

Apple Countdown

by Joan Holub, Jan Smith (Illustrator)
 

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Field trip today - to the apple farm! Count 20 name tags, 19 kids on the bus, 18 miles to the farm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 white and 3 black), and 12 rows of apple trees. Count the apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat (divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it's 2 o'clock, time to go! But wait - Lee has a number 1 surprise. Joan Holub's creative

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Field trip today - to the apple farm! Count 20 name tags, 19 kids on the bus, 18 miles to the farm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 white and 3 black), and 12 rows of apple trees. Count the apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat (divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it's 2 o'clock, time to go! But wait - Lee has a number 1 surprise. Joan Holub's creative countdown, from 20 to 1, includes grouping and simple addition. Her multicultural students enjoy all that the apple farm has to offer, from counting the cows and ducks to picking different varieties of apples. The endpapers of this cheerful book are filled with apple facts.

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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
A young classroom prepares for a field trip to an orchard. Short, rhyming text counts down from twenty, as the children find nametags, get on the bus, count the miles, and arrive at Applebee Farm. A diminutive train takes the children on a ride through different apple varieties in the orchard to the location where the children pick their own apples. Numerous learning opportunities combine counting with facts about apples and the farm environment. The rhymes continue in the illustrations of the seasons, the apple growing cycle, and the discussion of different apple products. The illustrations' use of clean, bright colors and the descriptive clothing and accessories give each child a distinct personality while also echoing the organic shape and the solid, bold color of apples. The number described in text on each two-page spread is also written on a red apple in the upper lefthand side of each spread. The end papers list apple-related facts, such as apple products, varieties of apples, and where apples grow. This book would be fun to use in elementary counting lessons or as an aid for learning basic math, botany, and agribusiness facts in pre-school or early elementary classrooms. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

The students in Mr. Lee's class count all they see on their field trip to the apple farm, starting with 20 name tags and ending with 1 lost tooth. Incorporating cheerful dialogue and rhyming text, this easy-to-read book also introduces facts about apples ("An apple has five holes,/each with seeds inside,'/says Clyde"). Each number is presented in numerical format inside a red apple and also spelled out in red letters in the text. The vibrant watercolor illustrations are dominated by primary colors, and the excitement shows on the smiling faces of the students as they count 14 cows, 13 ducks, and 12 rows of trees. Readers will be counting right along with them and will also enjoy the facts on the endpapers.-Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807503980
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,295,055
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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