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1 Hunter

3.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
1 hunter walks through the jungle. He does not see 2 elephants or 3 giraffes. But they see him!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 29th 1986 by Greenwillow Books (first published February 1st 1982)
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Jul 07, 2011 David rated it really liked it
1 Hunter by Pat Hutchins is a humorous counting book focusing on an oblivious hunter and 9 kinds of animals who gain the advantage by sticking together.

The text is minimal, just the numbers 1 to 10 counting the hunter, elephants, giraffes, ostriches, antelopes, tigers, crocodiles, monkeys, snakes, and parrots.

The illustrations carry the story, with the hiding animals using camouflage to good advantage. The animals outwiting the hunter is a satisfying conclusion, reminiding me a bit of Tacky the
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Jan 31, 2016 Beloved Girl rated it it was ok
Shelves: j1-j3
It is a counting book. It is not bad, but at 9, somewhat frighting to children.
Apr 01, 2009 Keith rated it liked it
Alright, so this book is about a hunter (obv.) and he's out in some crazy jungle with all sorts of animals. The book is kind of boring at first, just basically counting up all the animals, no big deal. But as we get to the end, we count up ALL the animals, and realize that this hunter is in the wrong hood! He breaks right out of there like the chump he is. I hit this one with 3 stars though, because that initial bit felt like it was going nowhere.
Sep 08, 2011 Peacegal rated it really liked it
Animals outwitting hunters is always a favorite theme of mine. This book (published during my own childhood) features bright, groovy illustrations that would have easily fit in on "Sesame Street" or "The Electric Company." (I miss those days.)

At the end, all of the animals group together to chase the hunter (who is silly, rather than menacing) out of the jungle. Yay!
Not that this is an extraordinary counting book, but my boys love it. I think because it doesn't have any narrative and you get to make it up, it gives you a great opportunity to really overdramatize the story. The illustrations are nice, sort of stylized, and the idea of the hunter walking right by so many hiding animals is hilarious for the kids.
Oct 29, 2012 Chanelle rated it liked it
Shelves: math
This book is a great book for beginning counting. It shows that even though there's one hunter the is 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 different types of animals that he has to go thorough. That shows the size and amount relationship of the numbers.
What a fun book. I think the determined look on the hunter's face just adds to the book the whole way through. I especially liked the ending to such a simple story especially since you need the pictures to get it and
Counting Book. This is a very elementary counting book, probably kindergaten level. The pictures would be fun for kids though, because the hunter never notices all the hiding animals till the end.
Apr 16, 2012 Tricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math
I thought that "1 Hunter" was very simplistic, and easily got to the point of counting. It goes through numbers page by page, and gives a clear visual of what each number stands for.
Gloria Berger
Jul 05, 2011 Gloria Berger added it
Shelves: math, animals
This is a number book that could be used as a short activity to practice counting to 10. It would be cute to have the students work in groups to "chase" after the hunter.
Feb 18, 2013 Reese rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome way to introduce children to numbers. This is a cute book that children enjoy and there is a little "serves him right" twist at the end.
Nov 20, 2013 Jill rated it liked it
We used this for a Math lesson. The boys added up all the animals in the book using their own methods. They enjoyed spotting the hiding animals.
Apr 10, 2013 D'metria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ece-3601, math
This is a good book for teaching students to count up to 10.
Nov 15, 2013 Trisan rated it liked it
Shelves: child-2
scared hunter. ha!
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