Underwater Counting: Even Numbers
Product Code: 69525
Binding Information: Hardback
Ages: 4 - 7
Availability: In stock
There's something fishy about this book . . .
Facts and figures to fill an ocean! Learn to count from zero to fifty, counting even numbers by two. Sound complicated? Not so, with page after page of unique and fascinating sea creatures to discover. Four odd-looking Clown Triggerfish help make counting fun and, although they have been extinct for millions of years, you can count thirty-two fierce-looking Elasmosaurs.
Jerry Pallotta's signature kid-friendly text, packed with fun facts, makes learning a kid's favorite pastime. With fun and informative books such as Underwater Counting: Even Numbers kids - like fish - are sure to stay in school.
Breathtaking and distinctive illustrations bring the vivid hues of the deep sea and the gentle green-blues of the sun-lit ocean's surface to life. Underwater Counting: Even Numbers is sure to spark the interest of budding oceanographers and mathematicians.
Booklist - March 31, 2001The author of The Icky Bug Alphabet Book (1989) and many other popular books on basic skills returns with this attractive, informative counting book. The text counts from 0 to 50 by even numbers (except for "one Green Moray Eel") and gives some general information (sometimes just a few words) about the underwater creatures that appear in the pictures. A nice variety of water-dwellers is included, many with unusual features, such as the bright blue teeth of the harlequin tuskfish. Younger children may have a difficult time with the concept of even numbers, but they'll still enjoy paging through Biedrzycki's spectacular, computer-generated underwater scenes aglow with neon-colored sea creatures and plants. Kids will also enjoy searching the illustrations for the featured number, which is cleverly hidden in each scene. Use this to complement a unit on the sea and to integrate math, science, and art in a whole-language curriculum.
Library Talk - February 28, 2002This is a lively and friendly book, useful as a read aloud in order to appreciate all the language nuances about fish and counting. Using the even numbers to 50, Pallotta provides useful information about fish, such as their body parts, diets, and habitats. Included in these counting pages are dinosaurs and bats (they fish). Detailed paintings depict the animals in their habitats. Younger children will enjoy having this book read to them, and older readers will want to count the illustrated fish.
-- Library Talk, February 2002
Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews - July 1, 2011The world’s oceans and seas are full of beautiful, bizarre, and remarkable creatures, and in this book, you will get to meet just a few of them. On one page, you will see manta rays floating through the water feeding, their wings flapping gently. These enormous creatures can weigh up to a ton and a half. At the other end of the scale, you will see tiny baby turtles who dash for the water as soon as they hatch out of their eggs. Due to their tiny size, most of these diminutive babies will not survive to become adults.
Some of the fish you will see in this book have adapted to their environment in very unique ways. To escape from predators, flyingfish have evolved in such a way that they are able to leap out of the water and glide over the waves. Trumpetfish have a different approach. Instead of trying to escape from predators, they choose to hide. When trouble appears on the scene, the long and thin Trumpetfish hangs vertically in the water so that it looks like a piece of coral or seaweed.
If you are interested in ocean and sea animals then you are sure to enjoy looking through this fact-filled counting book. With an obvious sense of humor, Jerry Pallotta takes us beneath the waves to meet some beautiful and some very strange animals. As you turn the pages, the number of animals on the spreads increase by two until you end up with scenes that are full of floating, crawling, swimming, or even flying creatures.