Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book

Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book

by Virginia Miller
     
 

Virginia Miller’s lovable Ba and George, Little Black Kitten, and an obliging apple tree star in an oversize counting book featuring more and more red apples on every page.

In Bartholomew’s garden there stands an old apple tree. Ba loves to climb it, swing from it, hide in it, and rescue Little Black Kitten from its branches. But best of

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Virginia Miller’s lovable Ba and George, Little Black Kitten, and an obliging apple tree star in an oversize counting book featuring more and more red apples on every page.

In Bartholomew’s garden there stands an old apple tree. Ba loves to climb it, swing from it, hide in it, and rescue Little Black Kitten from its branches. But best of all, he loves counting its delicious red apples before George shakes them into a basket to make hot apple pie. In fact, Ba loves counting so much that he doesn’t say "Nah!" once!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Ba and George enjoy the fall harvest in Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book by Virginia Miller. The fruit ripens with each turn of the page, until red apples outnumber green; a panel on the left side of each spread (the numeral and the running count-"five red apples"-organizes apples for easy inventory. A sweet surprise greets readers in the end.
Kirkus Reviews
Bartholomew, the pudgy butterscotch bear, rejoins his friends Little Black Kitten and George in this colorful counting story. Bartholomew seems to have done away with his favorite word, "Nah," in favor of his apple tree and all that can be done with it. Not least of all counting the red apples. As the green apples on his tree ripen one by one to candy-apple red, the reader counts them. On the far left of each spread, a bright color band pictures the plucked apples, and represents them with the appropriate numeral and the number spelled out. The rest of the spread is filled with Bartholomew and his two friends involved in activities with the majestic tree. As the uncomplicated story unfolds, readers see that, among other things, "He loves swinging from its branches," and hiding beneath its fallen leaves. When Little Black Kitten gets stuck high in the apple tree, the bigger bear, George, joins Bartholomew in the rescue. His friends are also willing to lend a hand when it comes to using those ten sweet apples in the ultimate delicious way. In a watercolor palate ranging from juicy bright to powder soft and outlined in crayon-textured black, Miller's (In a Minute!, 2001, etc.) illustrations are picture-perfect for youngsters. The text is bold and simple, and the format is varied so to appeal to any learning style, making counting almost effortless. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763619015
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
George and Ba
Edition description:
1ST US
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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