Anno's Counting Book

Anno's Counting Book

by Mitsumasa Anno


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064431231
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/25/1986
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 93,651
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mitsumasa Anno is the award-winning author-illustrator of Anno's Alphabet, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal Honor award.

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Anno's Counting Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
suzecate on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Anno's Counting Book is unlike any other I've seen. It's not boring, or glib, or hit-you-over-the-head obvious. The book begins with zero's barren snow-covered landscape. Each page finds more people, trees, or buildings arriving on the land as settles build up the town. Spring arrives with "three" and the town continues to bloom. By "seven" (July), the little village is in the full swing of summer with its seven pines, seven buildings, seven chimneys, seven children, seven adults, seven cows, seven colors of the rainbow, seven sheets line-drying in the summer breeze, etc. The numbers go up through twelve (December), each page showing not just things to count but the progression of the seasons and village life. (ages 2-7)
brikayama on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I enjoyed the beautiful illustrations in this book. I like the fact that the number of things in each page corresponds to the number represented and I like the visual representation of cubes. My only suggestion would be to add the number word on each page as well so that students can learn to recognize each number word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a child and remember it with a great fondness. I searched for it everywhere for my daughter and finally found it. I now have to but another copy because we have worn the other one out. A book that will never lose its class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anno's beautiful watercolors tell many tales as it leads children to number concepts. Each country scene depicts a number within the scene (one house, one tree, one cow; two houses, two trees, etc)as the seasons move through the year. It lends itself well to making up stories, counting, number recognition, and color identification. But the real charm of this book is that each page is a new story and children will want to keep the book for the memories it holds from their childhood.