The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book
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The Twelve Days of Springtime: A School Counting Book

by Deborah Lee Rose, Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis
     
 

The frost is melting and it’s time for spring! That means field trips, planting school gardens, and discovering new friends for this adventurous class as their teacher introduces them to the season one gift at a time. Two turtle ponds, four ladybugs, and a class full of curious kids equals a whole lot of fun!

Young readers will love following the

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Overview

The frost is melting and it’s time for spring! That means field trips, planting school gardens, and discovering new friends for this adventurous class as their teacher introduces them to the season one gift at a time. Two turtle ponds, four ladybugs, and a class full of curious kids equals a whole lot of fun!

Young readers will love following the students’ hilarious misadventures as these rambunctious kindergartners explore the delights of spring, including mud, frogs, and baby farm animals. The whimsical illustrations reveal new surprises on every page.
F&P Level: K
F&P Genre: RF

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Counting and learning numbers one through twelve are introduced and illustrated, even overrun, by the antics of the children in this very lively sequence of scenes from a classroom, a garden and fields outside the classroom, a visit to a farm, and a music lesson. A two-page spread introduces the number one, along with the classroom teacher and her quirky assortment of students. Each number in the sequence is illustrated on its own two-page spread with text presenting the new number, and a review of the preceding numbers in a jingle adapted from "The Twelve Days of Christmas," a count-down form of repetition that reinforces learning. The illustrations are full of color, whimsy and at times absurd details that will delight children. The numbers are printed as words and numerals as well as represented in illustrations associated with the number. The last page of the book includes a note from the artist and identifying information for the flags used to illustrate the number twelve. This book would be a good resource for a preschool or elementary school classroom or library as an aid to learning to count or to reinforce counting skills. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

The kindergarten gang from The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (2003) and The Twelve Days of Winter (2006, both Abrams) is back in a hilarious counting book that welcomes spring. The text could be sung or acted out. Areas of the primary curriculum are presented within the illustrations showing insect study, plants, and metamorphosis. Many aspects of kindergarten life are revealed through the entertaining illustrations such as a child with her stuffed animal, field trips, music class, and various learning centers. Even the class hamster has fun on the field trip to the farm, rowing a boat in the stream, and riding on a turtle near a pond. The bright artwork was created with gouache, colored pencils, and a technical drawing pen on watercolor paper. The large, double-page illustrations make this a perfect choice to use with a group.-Nancy Baumann, Indian Paintbrush Elementary, Laramie, WY

Kirkus Reviews
"On the twelfth day of springtime, / my teacher gave to me / TWELVE flags for flapping, / eleven stones for stepping, / ten words for rhyming, / . . . / and a garden to water carefully." One increasingly frazzled teacher leads her class through a variety of activities, some specifically seasonal, some not, to the familiar tune. The humor's all in Armstrong-Ellis's illustrations, which depict a rambunctious, multi-ethnic classroom full of kids and their valiant teacher, who is no Ms Frizzle. Each page turn shows her eyes getting wider and wider behind their horn-rims as her kids take every activity she presents them and turn it into happy chaos. Readers will get an enormous kick out of seeing what they do in each busy spread, and they won't care if the scansion sometimes stutters. (Picture book. 4-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810983304
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
732,742
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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