Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, School Day Math
Barbara Barbieri McGrath, author
Barbara McGrath has written over twenty books for children, including The Little Gray Bunny, The Little Red Elf, and many bestselling math concept books. Barbara lives in Natick, Massachusetts.
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Tim Nihoff, illustrator
Tim Nihoff is the illustrator of Otter Everywhere (Candlewick). He is also a graphic designer. Tim lives on Peaks Island, Maine.
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The bright, gummy-like teddy bears that appeared in Teddy Bear Counting and Teddy Bear Math return to explore math skills that readers might encounter in school. A rhyming song based on the "Patty-cake, Patty-cake" nursery rhyme incorporates counting, addition, and subtraction: "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, / pat your head./ Are there fewer/ yellow or red?" Nihoff works familiar aspects of the school day into the digital illustrations, including studying math and science, playing at recess and in phys ed, and sitting on the run ("Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,/ touch the floor./ Which group of bears has just four?"), while the bears tumble, celebrate, and dress up in costumes fora theatrical production. Young readers should find it easy yet gratifying to count the chunky, colorful bears.
Get kids wiggling and giggling as they do math! Like a game of Simon Says, this book asks children to clap their hands, fly like planes, and pat their heads while they count, add, sort, and subtract. The bright illustrations and simple, sing-song rhymes will have little ones eager for more.
Page count: 32
10 x 7