BN.com Gift Guide

Number Rhymes Tens and Teens

Overview


Numbers are fun, and reciting rhymes is a natural way for children to pick up number words and enjoy using them. This entertaining collection of rhymes teaches ways to count while familiarizing young readers with numbers beyond ten. From "Five Little Monkeys" and "Ten in a Bed" to "One, two, buckle my shoe" and "One hundred bees round a hive," these rhymes provide a rich range of enjoyable opportunities that encourage readers to practice numbers. Adults benefit from an introduction that discusses ways of ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $3.13   
  • New (2) from $18.95   
  • Used (3) from $3.13   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview


Numbers are fun, and reciting rhymes is a natural way for children to pick up number words and enjoy using them. This entertaining collection of rhymes teaches ways to count while familiarizing young readers with numbers beyond ten. From "Five Little Monkeys" and "Ten in a Bed" to "One, two, buckle my shoe" and "One hundred bees round a hive," these rhymes provide a rich range of enjoyable opportunities that encourage readers to practice numbers. Adults benefit from an introduction that discusses ways of teaching little ones to count and use numbers beyond ten. Collected by a highly reputable early years educationalist with the clear aim of developing early number skills, these rhymes are vividly illustrated by an exciting new talent in children's picture books.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
The bright yellow cover and monkeys with paint in their hands sets the stage for a lively presentation of learning numbers. Among the thirteen rhymes in the book are several well known verses, such as "10 in the Bed," and "Twelve Fat Sausages Sizzling in the Pan." The monkeys are active throughout the book in several other rhymes, such as "Five little monkeys walked along the shore" and "Twelve little monkeys came out to play." The last rhyme encourages simple arithmetic. Young detectives can look for the rhymes represented by the framed pictures on the last page. There is both a table of contents and an index of first lines. Rhymes are divided by subject. In "Crack the codes," the first page in the book, the author offers clues for understanding how numbers larger than twelve are named. It is much too difficult for a preschooler, but older children who are having difficulty remembering what number comes next just might be helped by this, especially if a parent is explaining it. Many interesting details in the busy (but not too busy) illustrations will keep young readers engaged. Children will be entertained, educated, and amused as parents, teachers, and librarians discover some new number rhymes to recite with them. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—In this companion to Number Rhymes to Say and Play! (Frances Lincoln, 2004), Dunn has chosen rhymes that vary in complexity from simple counting rhymes ("Mosquito one, mosquito two...") to counting backwards "There were ten in the bed…") to counting by tens ("One hundred honey bees...") and doubling, ("One and one are 2,...2 and 2 are 4...."). The organizational scheme graduates from easy to most difficult. The initial introductory page explains in a rather complicated way how to crack the vocabulary code of numbers by remembering such things as "Thir means 3 so thirteen means 3 and 10." Colorful cartoonlike drawings, rendered in pen-and-ink, decorate the pages and endpapers, but many do not clarify the verses. This book lacks significant general appeal when compared to one with charm such as J. Patrick Lewis's Arithme-tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes (Harcourt, 2002).—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Thirteen rhymes invite readers to explore numbers and counting, three addressing the teens and one the tens. These cover counting to 20, doubling up to a sum of 24, counting down by ones from 12, counting down by twos from as high as 20 and counting down by tens from 100. Repetition is the name of the game, and youngsters will either learn their numbers or lose interest. Bright colors and quirky characters fill Shaw's pen-and-ink illustrations, which also include scanned textures. While the author provides a "key" for deciphering numbers greater than 20 ("teen means 10...[and] ty means lots of 10"), indicating a school-age audience, there are also a few rhymes that are preschool favorites, leading to a disconnect as to the target age of this volume. A murky note will leave readers wondering about the provenance of the rhymes, some of which are traditional and some, perhaps, not. Falling well short of its title, this collection just does not add up to the fun and learning of Dunn's previous Number Rhymes to Say and Play. (table of contents, index of first lines) (Nursery rhymes. 3-5)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845079574
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.63 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)