Ten for Me (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]


Two friends take off on a butterfly hunt, only to find themselves tangled in a mathematics net! Written in rhyme, award-winning author Barbara Mariconda takes you along as the narrator, Rose, and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies on this addition adventure. “How many in all? Let’s add them again!” shout the butterfly hunters. Who will win? Ten for Me makes math fun, easy, and entertaining, while adding a touch of the natural world into cross-curricular...
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Two friends take off on a butterfly hunt, only to find themselves tangled in a mathematics net! Written in rhyme, award-winning author Barbara Mariconda takes you along as the narrator, Rose, and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies on this addition adventure. “How many in all? Let’s add them again!” shout the butterfly hunters. Who will win? Ten for Me makes math fun, easy, and entertaining, while adding a touch of the natural world into cross-curricular education.
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K-Gr 2— In this story told in a singsong rhyme, Rose and Ed strive to learn about and catch butterflies. However, she is far behind him in numbers netted until she turns herself into a walking butterfly habitat. Ed starts out strong in catching and releasing with Rose cleverly overtaking him at the end of the competition. Various examples of counting are given by using combinations of 10, ordinal numbers, and tally marks. Brief facts are provided about butterflies, and Rose adds something to her outfit as each one is given. For example, "Black Swallowtails lay their eggs on plants like carrots, parsley, dill, fennel, and Queen Ann's Lace." Rose is then shown with a carrot in her pocket. Illustrations are large, colorful, and busy with a subplot of a caterpillar changing to a butterfly on Rose. Factual information from the girl's Butterfly Field Guide for Young Explorers is provided in a corner and is designed to look realistic as are tally marks for the competition on a spiral notebook. Readers will enjoy searching the lively spreads for items added to Rose's safari suit and spying the frog that hangs out near Ed. The style is reminiscent of Debra Lee Rose's "Twelve Days of Kindergarten" series (Abrams) with bits of information revealed as readers turn each page. "For Creative Minds" provides extension activities on counting, patterns, and butterflies. The emphasis of this book is more on addition than butterflies and life cycles. Use or recommend Seymour Simon's Butterflies (HarperCollins, 2011) for butterfly information for primary students.—Nancy Baumann, University of Missouri-Columbia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607180999
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2011
  • Series: Ten For Me, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 876,650
  • Lexile: AD460L (what's this?)
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Barbara Mariconda Award-winning author Barbara Mariconda is one of those people who “has done it all!” In addition to authoring Ten for Me and Sort it Out! (2009 IRA and CBC Children’s Choice and 2009 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year List) for Sylvan Dell, she is an educator (K-6), a mentor teacher, an adjunct professor of Children’s Literature and Process Writing. Barbara has also written a wide variety of musicals, songs, novels, and numerous professional books for teachers. She frequently speaks on the topic of writing for and with children, and provides professional development for teachers at seminars across the country. She lives in Connecticut where she is a partner in the educational seminar and consulting firm, Empowering Writers, LLC., and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before “leaving it all behind” for the freelance world of illustrating children’s books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry’s other Sylvan Dell titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus,Burro’s Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets.
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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    a hit for butterfly lovers

    Do you like to watch and maybe even catch butterflies? Both Rose, with her Butterfly Field Guide for Young Explorers book, and Ed, with his trusty butterfly net, do, and they decide to go on a butterfly hunt. On the first day, Ed catches ten, but Rose doesn't have much fun because she catches none. By the sixth day, Rose is feeling a little better because they each find five apiece. On their last day out, poor Ed nets none, but Rose gets ten. They shout, "How many in all? Let's add them again!" Of course, they always release all their butterflies. Can you figure out how many the two youngsters totaled? And who will win the contest?
    The cross-curricular content of this book, with author Barbara Mariconda's rhyming text and illustrator Sherry Rogers's colorful pictures, makes it a great learning tool that is also fun to read. Not only are students reminded of the x + y = 10 addition facts, but each opening contains a fascinating sidebar factoid about butterflies. Some of the different kinds of butterflies pictured and discussed include fiery skippers, monarchs, question marks, red-spotted purples, and black swallowtails. The "For Creative Minds" section in the back has two pages related to numbers and patterns, and two pages about butterflies with information about their body parts, a life cycle sequencing activity, and thought questions about how butterflies are alike and different. There are more free activities for parents and teachers online at the publisher's website. Ten For Me will be a great hit with all butterfly lovers.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

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    Fun, entertaining, and truly educational

    Ah, the world of mathematics. Yes, this is - again - not a world that is easily embraced in school by any child or parent. The creativity of mathematics does not shine through very easily, but with the lovely words of Barbara Mariconda and the incredibly bright, colorful, and funny illustrations done by Sherry Rogers, math may just make a come-back and move up the ladder with children as far as popularity is concerned. This author is an award-winner, as well as being a K-6 educator, mentor teacher, and an adjunct professor of Children's Literature and Process Writing. It will come as no surprise to parents once they read this magnificent book with their children, that this author has written a wealth of musicals, songs and novels for teachers, and loves to speak on the topic of creative writing for children. In Ten For Me, readers get to follow a 'best friend' duo, Ed and Rose, as they go off on butterfly hunts in order to see which one can catch the biggest number of the remarkably beautiful creatures. Ed begins to have the luck of his life as his numbers go sky high, while poor Rose can't seem to get any of the beauties to come into her jar. However, as Rose begins to learn the "secret" about what makes the butterflies WANT to fly closer, her jar soon begins to fill up and the competition between the best friends is on! The illustrations are lovely, as Ed and Rose battle it out to see who will become the butterfly catcher extraordinaire! And the laughs make a perfect combination with this truly artful way of teaching mathematics. Quill Says: Fun, entertaining, and truly educational. Parents and children will both get an absolute kick out of it!

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