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One Foot, Two Feet

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  115 ratings  ·  31 reviews
One foot, two feet One mouse, three mice One goose, four geese

In this clever counting book, die-cut windows frame a single object and a turn of the page reveals a group. Featuring familiar objects and funny artwork, this inventive concept book is a great introduction to both counting and common irregular plural nouns.

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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by Putnam Juvenile
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Kylee Myers
This is a simple book that counts things up to ten, and then a billion. It uses feet, mice, geese, snowmen, die, ox, octopus, teeth, and people to count.

This is a good book to use when talking about language. You can see in the book that there are words that start singular and then turn plural after counting, for example, octopus (singular) and octopi (plural). Students can use this book as a word study to learn about how words are changed when they are turned into a plural word.
babyhippoface
This book doubles as a lift-the-flap counting book and a lesson on irregular plural nouns:
one mouse / two mice /
one die / six dice
one octopus / eight octopi


With this book, your little-bitty ones really will be learning while they're lifting flaps and turning pages.
Erin Prosser
The green color popped out at me when i picked this book up to read to my students at the daycare.

"One Foot, Two Feet" is a great picture book that teaches children the concept of plurals. throughout the book, the writer uses different objects, then on the next page he makes them plural. He often uses words that when they change to plural, the whole word can change. The illustrations are also very interesting and a good visual for students to use. The teacher can also point to the objects and h
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Amanda
This was a fabulous book of exceptions when it comes to counting. My 5 y/o loved it and I'm not sure he would've understood it as well if he was much younger. It counts up to ten (and then skips to a billion) of things that have changes in their form when multiplied i.e. foot-feet, ox-oxen, person-people, child-children. Although it didn't have an example where the word doesn't change at all (deer-deer), it did cover quite a few scenarios. There also was the added bonus of finding the little air ...more
Diane

This was a great introduction to counting book, and also teaches children the plural versions of several words as well. Each page has a single die-cut object on one page and when the page is turned the other objects are shown. For example, One foot/ Two feet (singular and plural) for each object. Mouse/mice; goose/geese; ox/oxen etc... The artwork and illustrations are cool and quirky and have both tiny and large images. Children will be asked to search for a tiny airplane on each page as well.
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Sarah
I thought that this is a great learning book for children because it shows an introduction to both counting and common irregular plural nouns. For example, One FOOT two FEET, one GOOSE three GEESE. So this can teach children that goose and geese are the same animal, however there are two different ways to say it based on how many of that animal you are reffering to. I would reccommend this book to children ages 3-5 because those are the ages that they will be learning about that.

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Rosa Cline
Apr 03, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Rosa by: Dolly Parton Imagination Library
This is a very nice interactive book for little ones to help learn to count but also learn what things are called when there is more of them. foot-feet, goose-geese, child-children. Each page is thick so they can turn it without help if they want to look at it by themselves. The first page is a brightly colored page with the center cut out showing a single item on the next page it will say something like One ox, then when you turn that page you see a picture of seven oxen and it says seven oxen. ...more
Ashley Viox
Not only is this book a good counting book but it also shows how to change words to the plural. This book can be used to teach children how to read and it could also be used for older children working on changing words into plural. Another feature of this book that I like is how it keeps track of the numbers on the left side and has a picture of what you counted. I also think that the pictures in this book are really cute. Overall I think that this is a great book.
Lisa Overberg
One Foot Two Feet is an exceptional counting book. It has windows cut to show the singular then turn the page to find the hidden grouping. It not only teaches counting from one through 10 (then it skips to a billion!) but also teaches common irregular plural nouns (foot-feet, child-children, person-people, goose-geese, octopus-octopi etc). There is also a hidden numerical and airplane to find on every page.

Grade level: K
Reading level: 2.1
Lexile: 130L
Nicole
Extremely well done, and I love the premise. The author and illustrator carefully build on the counting theme in multiple ways, including through tiny side illustrations on the left facing pages that show how far you've come. Cute pictures, and I loved that all the counting examples are for "Exceptions" to the normal counting vocabulary (e.g., foot/feet, mouse/mice, octopus/octopi). I'm gonna scoop this one up for my little niece for sure...
Nielson
In this unique counting book, each page has a die-cut framing the counted object and when the page is turned, the other counting objects are revealed. Also unique about this book is that the objects being counted are all irregular plural nouns (geese, mice, feet, oxen etc.). Along with the energetic illustrations, kids will enjoy the format and finding the hidden airplane on each page. This is definitely an exceptional counting book!
Kim
So much more than a simple counting book, each two page spread shows "one foot" or "one mouse" or "one goose" through a cut-out window. Turn the page, though, and the window opens up to the plural versions-- two feet, three mice, four geese. Children can count along, getting not only a lesson in numbers but some reinforcement in irregular plural nouns. The illustrations are delightful and expressive.
Kris
This has the cut-outs and clean art that reminds me of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's work. Each of the plurals here is an exception to the rule: mouse - mice, goose - geese. To help little ones keep count, there's a running record on the left-hand pages of what we've counted - 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 mice... up to 10. Or, a billion at the end, which felt a bit tacked on. Still, easy enough for young readers to master.
Kim
This is a great little counting book that makes use of cut outs in a similar way to "Lemons are not Red." Counting books are difficult to make innovative (they're kind of boring even for the kids), so this is definitely pleasant. It's biggest draw is that it introduces the pural to kids, even difficult ones like "ox/oxen" "octopus/octopi"
Tara
This is such a great book! My two year old really enjoyed it. There is a window where you see one of something and then you turn the page and see several of it. It is a GREAT counting book, especially because it teaches how words can change when you have more than one of them. I HIGHLY recommend this for a kid learning numbers!
Cathy
The subtitle isn't lying - this really is and EXCEPTIONal counting book. Foot, feet, goose, geese, die, dice. Hurumph! Those plurals that defy understanding are delightfully captured in the die cut pages. Look for the small details that will keep children (and adults) turning the pages of this one again and again.
Becca Peffley
This is a picture counting book. I really like the illustrations and the set up of the book. The book counts different things (feet, mice, snowmen, etc) all the way up to 10. For every picture, the book starts with one, but when you turn the page it becomes more. A good interactive book for reading to children.
Laura Salas
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Angela
A good introduction to some common irregular plurals. The window cut-out for the singular that opens into the plural is nice, but what is especially good is the cumulative counting at the bottom of each page.
Embrc
A unique counting book. Features irregular plural nouns (thus the subtitle: An EXCEPTional Counting Book) like mouse/mice, goose/geese. Bright and colorful, a nice addition to concept books. AM
Megan
Feb 10, 2012 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: toddler-1st grade
A counting book that features the numbers 1-10 (plus a billion on the last page), but is unique in that each object is an irregular plural noun. (feet, people, octopi, etc.)
Erin
Great counting book! All the objects that are counted in the book require more than just an s at the end to make them plural. Foot, feet, ox, oxen, octopus, octopi... All fun!
Scott Roark
This is a wonderful picturebook that can help children with counting, but more importantly realizing that the plural of a word may totally change how a word looks.
Amber
Thought this book was great for beginners at counting and also learning the plurals of animals.pictures made great connections for the readers.
Bridget R. Wilson
The concept is fresh and I really like the illustrations. This will be a fun addition to my Numbers story time.
Franki Sibberson
great fun to add to word play booklist--plurals that are exceptions to the rule--a fun way to introduce this.
Liz
Jul 23, 2011 Liz rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Kelli
This book is a great way to review plurals and to practice counting with a group.
Jenn
Almost Carle-esque in its bright colors and cleverness.
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