- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureIn an oversized, inviting format, these large, lively pages count out the fun. George, the appealing little monkey who is curious but always kind (and now a century old), is certainly on a roll in this book. The story has a natural flow as it teaches the basic concept of counting to 100. Each number has its own set of items. For example, when the happy monkey gets to number 88, there are actually 88 pickles, and at 91, there are 91 candies. With such a long way to go it would be easy to lose track of the tale and to lose the interest of young readers, but this book makes it all the way to 100 with ease. Using engaging vignettes featuring George and the ubiquitous gentleman with his canary yellow cowboy hat, the story ambles through a day in the life of the unlikely pair. Each page is an adventure as they encounter all sorts of items that need to be counted by young math practitioners: balloons, boats and babies, bugs, and blocks and balls. Naturally, they see their share of windows, houses, popcorn, windmills, cupcakes, and cookies, too. Little fingers will want to touch and tally each item, so remember not to start this one too close to bedtime. 2005, Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 4 to 7.