The Crayon Counting Book

The Crayon Counting Book

by Pam Munoz Ryan, Frank Mazzola
     
 

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Crayons aren't just for coloring anymore!

This colorful rhyme teaches counting by twos–two different ways. First, use the even numbers to count up to 24. Then start over with the odd numbers. Along the way you'll learn unusual colors, like iguana and fiddlehead. Do any of them sound familiar? They should! They come from the pages of Jerry Pallotta's

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Overview

Crayons aren't just for coloring anymore!

This colorful rhyme teaches counting by twos–two different ways. First, use the even numbers to count up to 24. Then start over with the odd numbers. Along the way you'll learn unusual colors, like iguana and fiddlehead. Do any of them sound familiar? They should! They come from the pages of Jerry Pallotta's alphabet books.

Counting has never been more fun or colorful!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a high-tech approach to a low-tech subject, computer-generated crayons strike different poses on each page of this surprisingly animated counting book. The crayons appear in rows, pyramids and pairs do-si-do-ing in a line; they stand on their heads and lie in piles. The rhyming text counts by twos, first by even numbers ("A set of twins joins the color scheme,/ which brings the count to precisely sixteen"), then by odds ("Seventeen pastels, delicate and light/ Nineteen hotshots, bold and bright"). While the reader is ostensibly counting crayons from a box of 24, she must suspend disbelief: obviously there would not be 11 greens (with names like "iguana," "wasabi" and "emerald tree boa"), much less 15 blues, within a particular assortment. It's a slight book, but a colorful one. Ages 3-8. (Aug.)
Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
Colorful pictures, words and numbers are found on each page of this book that teaches counting by twos-two different ways. First it is the even numbers 0-24. The second half of the book has the same format but uses the odd numbers from 1-23. The crayon and gouache illustrations feature crayons with creative names such as iguana and fiddlehead. A good choice to reinforcing counting by twos.
Children's Literature - Dr. Beverly Kobrin
Counting books can be more than simply clusters of things for toddlers to tally. They can be aesthetic/intellectual experiences for readers of all ages. Use counting books to inspire reports, art projects, or lessons for cross-grade tutoring; display them as fine art; and most importantly, help youngsters discover that there is always something to learn from good nonfiction. Extra kudos are due to Munzo and Pallotta for their excellent counting book. It is also available in a board book format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881069532
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
904,921
Product dimensions:
11.12(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile:
AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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