1 IS NO FUN BUT 20 IS PLENTY by Ilse-Margret Vogel
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1 IS NO FUN BUT 20 IS PLENTY

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'1 is no fun,' the glad Hippo said,/ Raised her umbrella and jumped off her sled./ 'Dear Lion,' she cried,' much better is 2/ And how I adore being with you.'"" The rhyme builds to 20 with no letdown in the high nonsense verse as the Hippo and the Lion provide young readers with practice at counting. The amusing illustrations of the well dressed pair are double spreads and this is a comfortably lap-sized book. As the numbers go up, the items to be counted out are pictured and some, to increase the fun, have to be picked out of the detail.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1965
Publisher: Atheneum