LUCY AND TOM'S 1.2.3 by Shirley Hughes


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Two charming preschool children enjoy counting and number concepts as part of a busy Saturday that includes getting dressed, eating breakfast, playing with toys, taking a trip to the grocery, and surprising Grandma with a special birthday tea. Young children will enjoy counting: one child sleeping, two children getting up, three blue soup bowls, four slices of toast. Some of the number concepts in the story are sophisticated and may well puzzle the child listening: counting by twos; houses numbered odd or even; evenly dividing a quantity of candies; balancing objects on a seesaw; and measuring weight and volume of apples (heavy) and spinach (light). But the child not yet ready for these mathematical concepts will still enjoy the softly colored illustrations and the warm, appealing story, rich in the satisfying details of childhood.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1987
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking