Children's LiteratureWhat is more fun then mixing Crayola crayons with counting. Now young readers learn counting concepts plus basic colors at the same time. They also figure out how to count by twos, fives, and even tens. On pages eight and nine, the reader demonstrates their knowledge of small and big while looking at five full crayon boxes. It does seem strange to ask how many crayons are in the biggest one when it gives the number right there on the box. Maybe that is to allow the readers to check their answer. At least in the quiz at the end of the book the number of crayons is not written on the outside of the box. Williams uses basic terms to help young readers understand the concept of counting. The cute drawings on each page make this book kid friendly, but I wonder why they did not incorporate these pictures into a counting concept. How many children drew dogs or planes? This book could be included in any teacher's unit on counting as an extension. Too bad the book does not incorporate extra activities or resources to help enrich the book. Still, it is well done and makes learning fun and colorful. Part of the "I Can + Do Math" series. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 4 to 7.