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Summary: Each number is accompanied by a different animal doing various activities. This book is designed to teach 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: 2 to 4
Age of Child: started reading at 1 year
Young Reader Reaction: This one comes and goes in popularity, and is largely a book s/he reads herself. S/He points to the animals.
Adult Reader Reaction: This isn't much of a book, with illustrations that quantify the animal and activity. There are objects to point to and opportunities to teach other things (like color), but not much else.
Pros: The illustrations are simple, cartoon-ish graphics.
Cons: Not as good as other counting books (see Curious George's 1 to 10 and Back Again).
Borrow or Buy: Probably out of print. Even if it wasn't, skip it.You get animals, colors & object identification in lots of other books.
Educational Themes: This book helps with learning numbers, counting, and related identification activities (animals, objects, colors).
Notes: In doing research to locate availability for this one, we came across a book called How Many Animals?/Quot Animalia?:Quot Animalia (An I Am Reading Latin Book). This newer book offers the opportunity to combine language with numbers and object identificat