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Author: H. A. Rey

Illustrator: H.A. Rey

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company,

Material: board book

Summary: Curious George, in his usual way, crosses paths with lots of things…and you can count them out as he goes. This is a book for teaching numbers, counting and object identification.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 0 to 6

Reading Level: 2

Age of Child: Started reading this with child at 14 months of age.

Young Reader Reaction: As in all Curious George books, s/he loved the antics. S/he immediately started pulling this one off the shelf to flip the pages all by herself.

Adult Reader Reaction: This one is easy to read…and the nature of George's counting discoveries allow you to add sound effects or add to the 'story' because the pictures are expansive.

Pros: Better than other counting books we've come across. It's nice that there's a count down, too.

Cons: None to speak of. Counting books don't offer much in the way of story.

Borrow or Buy: If you're looking for a counting book that potentially does more than catalog objects, this is it.

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Educational Themes: The illustrations make this better than many counting books. The 'background' for most of them provide scenery so you can make a story of the page, not just count the object and move on.

Notes: Reading Tub reviewer submitted this review. They borrowed the book from the library.

Literary Categories: Fiction - math, animal characters, picture book series

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2003

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