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MacDonald, Suse

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ISBN 10: 0803706901 / ISBN 13: 9780803706903
Published by Dial Press, N.Y., N.Y., 1989
Used Condition: Fair to Good; Ex-Library Copy
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Title: Puzzlers

Publisher: Dial Press, N.Y., N.Y.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Ex-Library-Hardcover

Illustrator: Oakes, Bill

Book Condition:Fair to Good; Ex-Library Copy

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair to Good & Taped to Boards

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Ex-Library

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An introduction to elementary concepts such as "widest," "tallest," and "back-to-back" where the reader is asked to pick out the number with that quality in an animal that is made up of numbers.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 4-- Animals designed from numbers continue the visual adventures of MacDonald's Alphabatics (Bradbury, 1986) and MacDonald and Oakes' Numblers (Dial, 1988), but in a somewhat less satisfactory manner. The monkey, for example, is formed in part with mirrored number sevens. A single line of print directs, "Find the facing numbers." In this way, a page at a time, children are encouraged to identify complicated concepts such as facing, sequence, overlap, and others. Three boxes on the left page provide help by showing a number from one to ten and its transformation into an abstraction. The right page is the animal puzzler itself. Answers to puzzlers are explained, and the authors suggest additional picture games at the back of the book. This is a fascinating concept that admirably expresses the authors' dedication "to thinking in new ways." However, the book is too complex in theme and visual appeal for most preschoolers. The puzzle aspect may attract primary grade children, but even they are likely to be frustrated by some of the more difficult concepts and abstractions in this book. --Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, VA
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