One Odd Day

One Odd Day

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by Doris Fisher, Dani Sneed, Karen Lee
     
 

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This humorous, rhythmic, read-aloud story is about a young boy who awakens to find that everything around him is odd. He has one shoe, his shirt has three sleeves, and his dog has five legs! Children and adults will delight in finding all the odd things hidden in the art. The “For Creative Minds” section includes odd fun facts, an odd coloring chart a… See more details below

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This humorous, rhythmic, read-aloud story is about a young boy who awakens to find that everything around him is odd. He has one shoe, his shirt has three sleeves, and his dog has five legs! Children and adults will delight in finding all the odd things hidden in the art. The “For Creative Minds” section includes odd fun facts, an odd coloring chart a “How Odd?” Oddities section, a Creative Sparks supplement and a counting activity.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
Books about things suddenly being different are often popular. This new title, with its quirky humor and silly situations, is sure to appeal to children. The rhyming text describes such oddities as a dog dancing on five legs, a shirt with three sleeves, and a clock with only odd numbers. The engaging and lively illustrations portray Mother dressed in a pink tutu and fireman's helmet cooking breakfast on a charcoal grill, a pink polka dotted school bus, and a three-eyed, six-armed reptilian teacher. The next day brings a whole new set of circumstances that could easily lead youngsters into producing another story. Additional pages at the end of the book provide inventive and imaginative activities for readers to try either alone or with a group. All in all, a clever story that should be added to collections used by grade schoolers.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-One morning, a boy awakens to find that everything is literally "odd." The numbers on his clock read 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11; his shirt has three sleeves and his dog has five legs. There are many other strange things for readers to spot on each page, and not just numbers. On one spread, the boy's mom is wearing a fire hat and a tutu, and there is a banana tree with a toucan and snake by the front door. Rhyming text flows smoothly, "I bounced on polka dot/bus number NINE,/thinking my class in/school would look fine." However, when the boy arrives at school, things are just as strange. In math class, the teacher explains that even numbers are found between odd, and the boy is relieved to know that things might get back to normal. The next morning, the dog has four legs, and both his shoes are there. But then the boy realizes that his bedroom has six doors and his mom has two heads. The colorful, busy spreads have child appeal, and independent readers can pore over the pages, trying to spot all the out-of-the-ordinary things. While not a first purchase, this odd addition might be fun for some collections.-DeAnn Okamura, San Mateo County Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934359334
Publisher:
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
314,882
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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