Library Finds

Yesterday was an overcast, rainy day. C and I went to the library for an hour or so to avoid feeling cooped up in the house. Here are our finds:

Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

Released 1977 by HarperCollins
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
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The book starts off with an empty field of snow (0). Throughout the course of one year (1-12), the town slowly grows. Each page has more to see… more to count! Some items are grouped together for easy counting. But other items are spread out in various combinations over the two-page spread, helping children “see numbers as groups of other numbers” as Greg Tang does in his math books.

McDuff’s Wild Romp by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers
Released 2005 by Hyperion
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
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C loves the McDuff stories, but we haven’t read this one yet. McDuff and Purlina the cat compete over baby’s dropped turkey tidbit. Classic dog versus cat storyline. Should be fun!
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons
Released 2006 by Putnam Juvenile
Age Range: 6 and up
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When I saw this book on the shelf, I had to check it out! I had no idea there was a children’s version of the witty Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. This is a bit over C’s head right now, but she does seem to understand that the meanings change depending on how we inflect them. “Eat here and get gas” is her favorite line. šŸ˜‰

Sometime this week, I’ll be posting about my local library as part of Book Bloggers International’s Postcard Blogging Exchange. I hope some of you will participate in the exchange, too!

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