NUMBEARS: A Counting Book by Kathleen Hague

NUMBEARS: A Counting Book

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Hague fans will welcome another effort by the husband-wife team who produced Alphabears--though others will have reservations. Here, full-page illustrations of teddy bears engaged in various activities face four-line verses mentioning the number illustrated. Numerals do not appear until the end, where they are jumbled in a non-sequential heap. So much for using the book to teach numbers. Also, the verse is mediocre at best and often doesn't scan. Altogether, a feast for the many who enjoy Hague's style, and a chance for older children to find the named objects in order to count them. But those less entranced should look elsewhere for a counting book.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1986
Publisher: Henry Holt