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The Folk Art Counting Book

The Folk Art Counting Book

by Florence Cassen Mayers, Amy Z. Watson
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Resembling earlier ABC Museum Books published by Abrams, this one uses selected works of folk art to illustrate numbers 1 through 20. ``Count 1 whirligig, count 1 baby'' reads the text. A stern wooden military figure stands ready to whirl in the wind, while a baby rests peacefully in the accompanying painting by an unknown 19th-century artist. The numeral one, printed in clear serif type, overlays a simply rendered piece quilt. Each number is illustrated in this style on pleasingly designed, double-page, full-color speads. A foreword note describes folk art and explains how the book can be enjoyed; an appendix provides brief information about the artifacts in the illustrations. The supplementary text offers little to help place the objects within a child's frame of reference. Most often this lack is just unfortunate, but in two cases, it is more serious. Two watercolors, ``The Old Plantation'' and ``Indian War Dance''--factual as they are as historical documents--may strike some readers as offensive, and there is not enough background information to give readers the historical context in which they were created. Nonetheless, the book remains successful as an aesthetically pleasing counting book. --Catherine Wood, Shelburne Museum, VT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810933064
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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