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KINDERGARTEN COUNT TO 100 by Jacqueline Rogers


by Jacqueline Rogers & illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: July 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-439-60741-8
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic

Rogers offers a counting book for kids who like a little action with their numbers. The numbers are introduced—and shown to have practical application—as ragamuffin Petey goes through a day at school. There are two sisters to tickle awake, five friends with baseball caps sitting in the school bus, seven giant steps from the water fountain to the classroom door. The energetic art encourages readers to dig in and start counting: adding up the footsteps is particularly effective, and so too are the times when all the elements are jumbled together—say a swarm of kids standing in line seen from the front—and younger counters will have their eye-number coordination tested. This is a very straightforward counting affair, no gimmickry or numerical sleight of hand, and ought to serve well as a secondary introduction for numbers one to twenty, with 100 thrown in for good measure. (Picture book. 3-5)