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# One...Two...Three...Sassafras!: Number Order (MathStart 1 Series)

One䓷oThree䒡ssafras! (LEVEL 1: Number Order)

It′s the Lumpkin family reunion, and Uncle Howie is ready with his camera. All the cousins have to line up by age for their picture. But just as they are ready to say, ⒡ssafras!⟳omething goes wrong every time! This picture-perfect tale of family fun illustrates the

## Overview

One䓷oThree䒡ssafras! (LEVEL 1: Number Order)

It′s the Lumpkin family reunion, and Uncle Howie is ready with his camera. All the cousins have to line up by age for their picture. But just as they are ready to say, ⒡ssafras!⟳omething goes wrong every time! This picture-perfect tale of family fun illustrates the important math concept of number order.

Ages 3+

## Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Uncle Howie is the photographer at the Lumpkin family reunion. With his camera that develops photographs instantly, he wants to take snapshots of the eight cousins present at the event. He asks the children to line up by age, from youngest to oldest, for the pictures. But this proves to be easier said than done. Each time between when the cousins shout, "Sassafras" and Howie presses the button sometimes goes awry. And so this is the context that this Level 1 book in the MathStart series uses to introduce the concept of number order. The illustrations, albeit ordinary, do support the simple text. Whenever the cousins line up to have their pictures taken, their names and ages appear above their heads. This information helps readers to keep track of the characters and offsets the numbers from the text therefore making it easier for children to learn the featured math concept. Murphy, a visual learning specialist, also includes ways to have more fun with number order and to incorporate the concept into children's lives. Furthermore, he lists three titles, which also address number order. This book is an ideal introductory text for teaching number order to children aged 3 to 6. Incidentally, the book's title is autobiographical in nature as it is what the author's family always said when they smiled for the camera. 2002, HarperCollins Publishers,
— Carol-Ann Hoyte <%ISBN%>0064462463

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064462464
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
MathStart 1 Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
414,300
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

## Meet the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

John Wallace is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Little Bean and Tiny Rabbit Goes to a Birthday Party. He lives with his wife in England.

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