One Hundred Shoes

One Hundred Shoes

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by Charles Ghigna, Bob Staake
     
 

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Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.

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Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.

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Children's Literature
A spirited centipede tries on many different types of shoes, sandals and boots in this adorable book, which communicates an age-appropriate math concept for early readers. The rhyming text and captivating illustrations will have young readers hooked as they ponder the dilemmas of every centipede: where to buy shoes, what kind to buy, where to store them and how to tell left and right shoes apart. Children learn that the centipede has 100 feet. Because shoes come in pairs, a centipede will need 50 pairs. However, a discerning centipede may choose to buy sets of shoes, such as five sets of 20 or 10 sets of 10. Children are sure to be amused when they see this centipede reclining on the beach with sandals, decked out in a cowboy hat and boots, striding with loafers and a pin striped suit, etc. What a fun way to "Step into Reading," as this publisher's series is called. 2002, Random House
— Jeanne K. Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385374446
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/27/2013
Series:
Step into Reading
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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One Hundred Shoes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Yesterday, my four-year-old son spotted his first millipede.  (My husband called it a centipede -- Thank goodness for Google!)  Anyway, the multi-footed creature soon became a math topic.  And that math topic led to me finding this book.  Although my little boy can read only a few words on his own, we have started incorporating "easy readers" into his story times.  They tend to be shorter, so instead of reading three books, we can easily read five books in the same amount of time.  They also tend to feature repetition and showcase certain words so that kids can learn to read on their own.  They can also be really boring for the adult reader.  Two things save One Hundred Shoes from falling into that final category:  Charles Ghigna's wit and Bob Staake's artwork.  One Hundred Shoes is a clever and rather sweet book in poem.  Charles Ghigna creates such wonderful "word pictures" that the poem could stand alone without illustration.  He also, however, creates such marvelous phrases that a talented illustrator can walk right in (pun intended), and Bob Staake does.  Bob Staake takes the witty phrases and amplifies them to the point of the hilarious with his brilliant and silly illustrations.  Every pages vibrates with activity and humor, but, as a Chucks girl, I have to say that my favorite two-page spread has the sneakers on it. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have 2.5 and 3.5 year olds and they both enjoy this story at different levels. I had to stop them today after I read it four times - it's just a very catchy book. It's a hit!
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