ONE, FIVE, MANY by Kveta Pacovska
Kirkus Star


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From a Czech artist, a splendidly innovative interactive book about numbers and counting. Beautifully designed, brightly colored characters--who appealingly recall puppets in a Punch-and-Judy show--preside over a grand array of flaps that open, incised discs that can be felt, apertures that can be peeked through and/or give tactile practice with a number's form, and even a mirror. Among other activities, there are opportunities to add one, to count like and unlike things, and to read numbers in and out of sequence and in different styles (including the bodily contortions of the characters)--in short, a grand variety of approaches to getting friendly with numbers. These heavy, spiral-bound pages will take a lot of wear, including library use; but since it will reward dozens of rereadings, this is a perfect book for a young child to own.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1990
Page count: 30pp
Publisher: Clarion/Houghton Mifflin