One Odd Day

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"One Odd Day" tells the humorous story of a young child who awakens to find everything around him is "odd." He has three sleeves on his shirt, and his dog has five legs. Things are no better at school either when he stares at a calendar with only odd days. Will his odd day end when he goes to bed that night? A great introduction to the concept of odd and even numbers that is supplemented by math teaching trivia, crafts and games.
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Overview

"One Odd Day" tells the humorous story of a young child who awakens to find everything around him is "odd." He has three sleeves on his shirt, and his dog has five legs. Things are no better at school either when he stares at a calendar with only odd days. Will his odd day end when he goes to bed that night? A great introduction to the concept of odd and even numbers that is supplemented by math teaching trivia, crafts and games.
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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.
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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: 9780976882336
  • Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 380,294
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Doris Fisher (Happy Birthday to Whooo?, My Half Day, One Odd Day, and My Even Day) loves writing in verse. She has written a biography, Kelly Clarkson, and a six book series, Grammar All-Stars: The Parts of Speech for Gareth Stevens. Doris is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her children’s writing includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, word puzzles and mazes. She has been published in various children’s magazines including Babybug, Highlights for Children, and Wee Ones Magazine. Doris and her husband live in the Houston, Texas area. They have two grown children.

Dani Sneed (One Odd Day, My Even Day and My Half Day) is a mother of three, full-time engineer, part-time writer and former substitute teacher. While teaching, Dani enjoyed explaining math in silly, but memorable, ways. Oddly enough, she was inspired to co-author One Odd Day based on a conversation she had with an elementary school librarian. My Even Day is a natural follow on to that quite odd book and there may even be a fraction of a book in the future! Dani has written several articles for Highlights for Children and five merit badge books for Boy Scouts of America including Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology, and is working on more. She has two co-authored bilingual books; Confetti Eggs / Cascarones and Punched Paper / Papel Picado. Dani lives in the suburbs of Houston with her family which includes a dog, Muffin and a cat, Cupcake.
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  • Posted August 26, 2010

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    Great way to teach an abstract math concept!

    I read this to my kids when they were 4 & 6. What a great way to teach about odd and even numbers! The rhyming verse is lively, and the pictures are so much fun. A young boy wakes up and finds that the world has changed -- things that normally come in even numbers (like teacher eyeballs and sleeves on your shirt) suddenly come in odd numbers. Every page contains quirky illustrations with several "odd" things to find and count. My favorite is the calendar, turned to the page "Oddtober"! Even before my youngest son was reading, he loved picking up this book on his own to count the objects in the pictures. The sequels "My Even Day" and "My Half Day" are wonderful as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2007

    An Odd Day Indeed! Math Can Be Fun!

    One day a little boy wakes up to find his clock had only odd numbers and his shirt has three sleeves. What else is odd in this odd day? What a fun way to learn about the mathematical concept of odd numbers! Authors Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed explore different ways in which children can notice odd numbers throughout their day. Doris writes in delightful verse about the numbers one through nine. To add to the fun, illustrator Karen Lee adds visual humor to the story. The dog has a dragon tail and Mom wears a firefighter¿s hat and ballet tutu in the morning! Teacher, Miss Dodd, has three eyes! Young children will have fun finding these and other fun images in the book. Number words are highlighted in bold to help the first and second graders learn to read them. Activities in the back of the book are varied and fun for a rainy day at home or math time at school! Children ages 4 to 7 will delight in this book.

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