A counting book, but only exceptional children will be able to do this on their own. some of the ideas are hard to follow- some of the concepts are more mature than others- some of the somewhat scary, very modern pictures are difficult to identify. At times the idea shifts into ""true-false"" patterns; then complicated advance steps are indicated and not followed through- ""seventy- 'leven"". And at the end, the counting idea goes on the ways of measurement, which this reader feels belongs in a later book. All in all, this is so dependent on the right adult presentation that we class it for ""reading aloud"".