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SALLY CAT'S 123 (Busy World of Richard Scarry Series)

Author: Richard Scarry

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books, ©1998

Material: board book

Summary: With "one-two-buckle your shoe" as the foundation, and the help of two friends, Sally Cat learns to count. The book offers a fun way to work on counting.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading

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

Interest Level: 0 to 4

Age of Child: Started reading with a child 19 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He likes seeing the numbers and trying to "count" the objects.

Adult Reader Reaction: The rhythm of the story makes it a fun way to teach children to count.

Pros: The combination of the illustrations and rhyme engage young readers. Given a toddler's love of sing-song melodies and rhymes, this book is exactly their style.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: This book could easily go either way. It looks like it's out of print, so borrow it first. There are many books that provide this type of learning.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ITSY BITSY SPIDER   LITTLE QUACK  

Educational Themes: Counting and rhymes combine to make an effective learning tool.

Notes: It is available used at prices ranging from $1.99 to more than $6.00.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - math, picture book

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003

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