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Five Silly Fishermen

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Illus. in full color. Five fishermen go out in a boat and think that only four come back, until they realize the silly counting mistake they have made.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 17th 1989 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published October 1st 1989)
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Five Silly Fishermen, written by Roberta Edwards and illustrated by Sylvie Wickstrom, is a realistic fiction story about five fisherman that think one of their friends drowned while they were fishing because they made a simple counting mistake. A little girl tricked them into giving her all of the fish they caught if she pointed out their mistake. This book teaches kids that when counting a group of people, you can't forget to count yourself too. This fun and easy book is meant for beginning rea ...more
Molly Robbins
This book is also a good math/reading book for Kindergarten. It is a fun and simple book for children to read by having them practice couting up and back one through five. It is good practice as the group of five men will lose one, then gain one, then lose two, etc. It makes them think and really try to remember the reading as they are going through so that they can keep up with the number of men. It would also be a good sequencing activity during reading in which you could integrate math (count ...more
Synopsis: "Illus. in full color. Five fishermen go out in a boat and think that only four come back, until they realize the silly counting mistake they have made."

My Review: This was a great book! Not only is it perfect for beginning readers but also for counting! I think Munchkin will really enjoy this one when he is ready to read. It combines simple words with a silly story that will capture any child's attention.
Apr 19, 2012 Angela added it
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This is an appropriate book for students in kindergarten or first grade. This book would lead into a counting lesson. We would discuss the importance of accurate counting, because sometimes 1 can make all the difference. The students would better understanding how counting is used in every day environments.
Five Silly Fishermen who love to count, one goes missing and they are afraid he drowned. They met a little girl who is on her way fishing to. She tells them if she finds their friend that she gets all the fish they caught. Such a cute book and a fun read with great pictures.
Hatka Prozorac
The book Five Silly Fishermen by Roberta Edwards serves as a good resource for lessons on basic addition. The book can also be used for counting. The book can also be used for lessons on verbs. This book can be used in Pre-K to 2 grade classrooms.
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