Ten Eggs in a Nestby Marilyn Sadler
Beginning readers can count to ten—and add—while they learn to read with P.J. Funnybunny author Marilyn Sadler's latest, funniest Bright and Early Book! Gwen the hen has laid her eggs, but just how many is anyone's guess. For now, she's quite content to sit and wait for them to hatch. Red Rooster, however, is too excited to wait. As soon as one egg hatches, he struts over to Worm World and buys ONE worm for his ONE new baby chick. Alas, Red returns to find that not ONE new baby chick, but TWO baby chicks have now hatched, requiring a return trip to Worm World. The hijinks continue back and forth until ten eggs have hatched, Red Rooster is ready to plotz, and young readers have learned a thing or two about ONE: counting to ten; TWO: simple addition; THREE: buying and selling; and FOUR: chickens and eggs! With stylized illustrations by Michael Fleming reminiscent of classic Beginner Books, this is a perfect choice for parents looking to teach reading and math to their own little chicks!
PreS-Gr 1—It's an exciting day for counting in the hen house. Gwen the hen insists it's bad luck to count your eggs before they hatch, so rooster Red doesn't count but waits faithfully by her side. When the first chick arrives, the proud papa visits the local Worm World for a welcome-snack, only to find more hatchlings when he returns. The rooster continues to go to the market until a total of ten worms fill his brown shopping bag and Pinky Pig receives one coin per worm. Young readers will find multiple opportunities to count here: Gwen counts her new chicks, Pinky counts the worms, and Red counts the coins-not just singly, but adding 1+2+3+4 as each group of eggs hatch. Bright yellow chicks and their equally colorful parents appear in simple, uncluttered painted images. This early reader offers clear visual clues for interpretation of text, a large font, and plenty of opportunity to sum up the story in more than one way. A recommended purchase for any library with a collection for emerging readers.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX
Ten eggs hatch, and the counting begins in this tale aimed at the very youngest readers. Gwen the hen and Red Rooster are thrilled when their eggs hatch. Red has not been allowed to count the eggs in the nest, as that would bring bad luck. When the first chick hatches, Red rushes to get a worm from Pinky Pig, only to arrive back at the nest to find two more. As each batch of baby chicks is born, Red and Gwen add and count them joyfully. Red purchases more worms, counting and paying the appropriate amount of coins. That is the whole tale, but Sadler manages to keep it fast-paced and lively. Repetitive phrases and plot patterns mix with delightfully descriptive language and surprise elements to keep readers and listeners agog with interest. Proud papa Red struts and puffs his chest when he tells Pinky of his newborn chicks. When he realizes that the final count was 10, "[y]ou could have knocked him over with a feather." Lots of white space surrounds heavy, black, large print with the names of numbers emphasized in all capitals. Fleming's black-outlined, brightly colored illustrations are expressive and filled with action, aptly capturing all the excitement while allowing little readers to count along with Red and Gwen. A happy and entertaining tale. (Early reader. 2-5)
- Random House Children's Books
- Publication date:
- Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners Series
- Sold by:
- Random House
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 5 MB
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
MARILYN SADLER is a children's book author, television producer, and screenwriter. Among the dozens of books she has written are the bestselling Random House Beginner Books It's Not East Being a Bunny, Honey Bunny Funnybunny, and Money, Money Honey Bunny! Ms. Sadler's work has received many honors, including an IRA Classroom Choice Award and a Parents' Choice Award.
MICHAEL FLEMING has been drawing fantastic scenes on various surfaces since the age of three. His colorful work blends a love of nature with a dash of the mischievous. He has worked with Lucasfilm, Google, American Greetings, and many more. He lives on the mysterious island of Alameda with his wife, two cats, and two dogs.
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I love the little chicks!!!!!!!there moms nam is jemima sister is vanessa and aunt is nancy