Used Any Numbers Lately?


A follow-up to Read Anything Good Lately?, this appealing picture book takes a look at the surprising number of ways in which we use numbers every day. Presented in an A (for apartment number) to Z (for ZIP code) format, the book helps elementary school children understand that numbers aren't just for arithmetic.

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A follow-up to Read Anything Good Lately?, this appealing picture book takes a look at the surprising number of ways in which we use numbers every day. Presented in an A (for apartment number) to Z (for ZIP code) format, the book helps elementary school children understand that numbers aren't just for arithmetic.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Except for math classes, we do not give numbers much thought, but they do play a very important role in our lives. The first page of this book asks the key question "Used any numbers lately?" Then, in an alphabetic presentation, readers learn how many ways numbers are useful—apartment numbers, floor numbers, house numbers, license plate numbers, room numbers, time, volume, weight, years, and zip codes are just a few of the examples given. Each illustration provides even more information, such as the page covering time, which shows a digital clock, wrist watch with Arabic numerals, train number, track number, and so forth at a busy train station. It is a clever and wonderful way to show how we use numbers and why we need them. The final questions show a group of kids playing and asks "What numbers have you used lately?" Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

This serviceable book combines an alphabet format with examples of how numbers are used in everyday life. Colorful watercolor illustrations depict cheerful scenes filled with children, their families, pets, and activities. The page for A ("apartment number") shows neighbors visiting in a hallway, while the entry for B ("bus number") depicts smiling students climbing aboard a yellow bus. The situations vary from computers to signs to sports to a visit to the vet, all typical things children encounter in their daily lives. Youngsters will enjoy searching out the numbers in each picture and identifying how they are used. This book could easily lead to many stories from home and motivate students to look for numbers everywhere. With a wealth of possible uses in the curriculum, it has a place in classrooms and libraries.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467708647
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 31
  • Sales rank: 382,147
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Allen

Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman are the authors of Read Anything Good Lately? and Written Anything Good Lately? Susan has been connecting children and books for more than thirty-five years as an elementary school teacher and a librarian in Phoenix, AZ. Jane Linaman has been an elementrary teacher in Phoenix and in Gilbert, AZ. She lives in Springfield, Oregon, where she spends her time reading, gardening, hiking, and volunteering. Vicky Enright is the illustrator of the two earlier books in this trilogy (Read Anything Good Lately? and Written anything Good Lately?) as well as a number of craft books from best-selling author Kathy Ross. She lives in Andover, MA with her husband and two sons and two labrador retrievers that have a habit of popping up in her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    clever and darling book

    What a clever and darling book! I thought it would be about math problems, but it's really a sneaky alphabet book that shows children 26 different ways about how they are seeing and using numbers every day. The kid-fun illustrations by Vicky Enright contain more numbers for your kids to find. The authors wrote this book to teach children just how important numbers are in their lives. I give this book a high five for fun while learning, and for challenging kids to come up with thoughts and ideas on more ways they use numbers daily. This team of fun authors and illustrator has two companion books out ¿ 'Read Anything Good Lately?' and 'Written Anything Good Lately?' I laughed out loud when I saw the illustration on Page 18 for 'O' Is For 'Order Number'. The mother and daughter in the illustration are holding a copy of 'Read Anything Good Lately?' while ordering 'Written Anything Good Lately?' on their computer screen. Hmmm, sneaky alphabet book AND a sneaky marketing trick as well, ladies! And it worked! I now must read your entire clever series. Congratulations on a book well done. Gayle Jacobson-Huset ¿ Managing Editor Stories for Children Magazine

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