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My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme
     

My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme

by Stella Blackstone, Christopher Corr (Illustrator)
 

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Fly away with Granny as she takes a magic carpet ride around the world, collecting a steadily increasing number of souvenirs from each exotic location! This rhyming story will take young readers on an adventure to different countries while teaching them to count along the way.

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Fly away with Granny as she takes a magic carpet ride around the world, collecting a steadily increasing number of souvenirs from each exotic location! This rhyming story will take young readers on an adventure to different countries while teaching them to count along the way.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Granny's quest to buy a few specialty items leads to a fantastical flight to the markets of the world. She begins in Istanbul where she purchases a flying carpet and uses it to make her way to various countries, acquiring gifts before ending up in Peru. Along the way, readers practice counting as the woman accumumlates items, such as two temple cats in Thailand and seven nesting dolls in Russia. Bright folk art enlivens the journey and is a perfect complement to the rhythmic prose. Granny's charming imperatives lead the way from place to place and keep the pace perfect for the youngest of readers and listeners. Each page delights the senses and opens young eyes to the world around them. A fresh and lively addition.-Holly T. Sneeringer, University of Maryland, Baltimore Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Kristen Bowman
Join Granny as she travels around the world to collect souvenirs. Her first stop is in Istanbul, where she buys a flying carpet. She takes the flying carpet to Thailand, where she gets two temple cats. Then she is off to Mexico for three masks. In China, Granny gets four paper lanterns and five cowbells in Switzerland. In Africa, Granny picks up six drums and in Russia, seven nesting dolls. She buys eight boomerangs in Australia and nine kites in Japan. Finally, in Peru, she buys ten black llamas. Granny is illustrated as a white woman with gray hair. The other characters from the various countries are stereotypical and do not represent a culturally responsive teaching style. While the book encourages children to count and introduces various countries, it is unfortunately trite and depicts these regions and people in only one way. This book is outdated and would not be effective for readers. Reviewer: Kristen Bowman; Ages 2 to 5.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841487922
Publisher:
Barefoot Books
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 Months to 7 Years

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