Rooster's Off to See the World (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Rooster's Off to See the World (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Eric Carle
     
 

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One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again — and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple

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One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again — and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well. Bold, colorful collage illustrations, a beguiling story, and a simple introduction to number sets, addition, and subtraction combine to make Rooster's Off to See the World a delight for Eric Carle's many young fans.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Carle's trademark tissue-paper collages dress up a story that packs a lesson about counting up and counting down. Ages 4-8. (June) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
An octet of favorite picture books now appears as board book editions. Wanderlust sends a rooster to the road, and loneliness leads him to take on traveling companions in the adventure-cum-counting book Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle. The type may be small, to fit the format, but symbols in the corner of each spread help readers keep track of the travelers' growing number. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Mr. Rooster in all his splendor has decided that he wants to travel and see the world. It is a beautiful sunny day, but Rooster is feeling a bit lonely on his outing. When he meets two cats, he invites them to come along. They are delighted to do so, and the entourage adds two cats to the one rooster. As the story progresses, three frogs, four turtles and five fish are added to the group. Unfortunately, Rooster hasn't given any thought to food or shelter, and his newfound companions start to head back home as does our hungry, homesick Rooster. It is a delightful counting book from one to five and then backwards from five to one. Carle's collages are eye-catching. The little images in the upper page corners will assist kids with their counting. It is wonderful to set out on an adventure, but there is nothing so sweet as one's home.
—Marilyn Courtot
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
One morning Rooster decides to set out on a journey to see the world. On his way, he meets two cats, three frogs, four turtles, and five fish who all wish to join him on his adventure. However, when it begins to get dark, all the animals start to wonder if it is such a good idea after all. Rooster has not thought about dinner and a warm place to sleep for himself and all his friends. One by one, the animals return home and Rooster is left alone. Finally, he too decides to return to his comfortable perch, eat a good meal, and be content to dream of seeing the world. As always, Carle's rich, bright collages are beautiful. However, in this package, the book is very tiny and the detail in some of the illustrations gets lost. The box contains a set of six rubber stamps with different animals on each one, an inkpad, the book, and a block of blank paper. 1997 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613183253
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations — richly layered collages in glowing colors — and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. But the chief inspiration for Hello, Red Fox came from his talks with young readers themselves, who were surprised and fascinated when he demonstrated for them — just like in this book — that all colors have opposites.

Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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