TWELVE WAYS TO GET TO ELEVEN by Eve Merriam

TWELVE WAYS TO GET TO ELEVEN

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 From the late poet, a whimsical exploration of enumeration. On each colorful spread, like and dissimilar--but somehow related--objects total 11: ``Out of the magician's hat: four banners, five rabbits, a pitcher of water, and a bouquet of flowers''; or, ``Go past four corners and two traffic lights, then past the house with two chimneys and the garage with two cars and a bicycle. Now look, you're at Eleventh Street''; and, more obscurely since the first item is made known only by its absence, ``Six bites, a core, a stem, and three apple seeds.'' Karlin's cheerful collages feature light, bright colors and bold designs incorporating a clean, weighty sans-serif type. An attractive book that invites the logical investigation of more concepts than most counting books. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 7th, 1993
ISBN: 0-671-75544-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1993




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