From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food (Know Your Numbers)

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9781404805781: From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food (Know Your Numbers)

Introduces the numbers from one to twelve as family members pick a variety of vegetables from the garden. Readers are invited to find hidden numbers on an illustrated activity page.

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Michael Dahl is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his non-fiction. His ""Finnegan Zwake"" mystery series was shortlisted twice by the Anthony and Agatha awards. He has also written the ""Library of Doom"" series and the ""Dragonblood"" books. He is a featured speaker at conferences around the country on graphic novels and high-interest books for boys.

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Reviwed with Michael Dahl's One Big Building.

PreS-K. These Know Your Numbers titles are a pleasant departure from the cartoonish artwork and uninspiring design exhibited by many picture books in series. They feature inviting, bright illustrations that liven up a potentially dry topic--counting--with enticing, real-world situations: building a skyscraper, harvesting vegetables to make tossed salad for dinner. Though both books are well done, Building, perhaps, shines brightest. Little ones will find Ouren's bustling workers and vehicles in bold primary colors mesmerizing, and they'll love counting all 12 stories of the finished building, so tall that the horizontally formatted book must be rotated 90 degrees to accommodate a picture of it. The inclusion of a glossary, an index, and Web resources seems like overkill for an audience this young, but other extra features are more thoughtfully conceived. Sidebars depict each number in three different ways--as a word, a digit, and a series of dots--and the numerals hidden somewhere on each spread will keep children engaged. Jennifer Mattson
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