A counting book that introduces plants and animals found in the rain forest while explaining basic concepts of addition and subtraction.
Children's Literature - Karen LeggettThe opening spread features the lush, steamy rain forest, clearly setting the scene for all the flora and fauna to be counted in the following pages. Two lemurs on one side of the page are more than one butterfly on the opposite page. Three funny, furry capybaras will be a favorite page, even for youngsters who may not enjoy the one very real snake on the opposite page. What a marvelous way to count and learn about an entirely different and fascinating ecosystem at the same time! Brilliant and interesting photographs and short, informative text are the highlights of this work in the "A + Counting" series, which also features titles on counting, counting by twos, more, or less. There is a very short index (which even includes the numbers themselves), a page of interesting facts about the animals, a glossary with words like sloth and bearded pig; and a list of additional books and reference to the www.facthound.com Web site, with links to age-appropriate sites for each book. This is an outstanding series of concept books for new and pre-readers; the photographs make the book interesting enough to use with older children who are English language learners.
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