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One Weighs a Ton

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Youngsters can rhyme their way from 1 to 10 with their favorite animals, and open the flaps to discover the tactile surprises in this adorable book. Young readers will also learn interesting animal anecdotes, like Why are an elephant’s ears so large? Large ears help elephants stay cool in hot weather by using them as a fan. How much does a cow drink? Adult cows drink about ...more
Hardcover, 22 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Running Press Kids (first published 2009)
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Feb 28, 2010 Kapila rated it it was amazing
Lift the flap books work because of the intrigue and excitement they bring - what's behind this flap? But this book is clever and absorbing outside of its flap technology. There's a logic to the book - a counting book from one to ten - that very young children can anticipate and participate in. Thematically, the book stays together and true to its audience because of the familiarity of the animals - dogs, fish, cows, and pigs, amongst others. Best of all, this is also a touch-and-feel book, and ...more
Melly Fischer
Oct 06, 2009 Melly Fischer rated it it was amazing
Filled with talking points, tactile panels, fold-out spreads. Rhymes: "Three has fleas." "Four goes to shore." On the fold out is factual information like "How many piglets are born at a time? -A mother pig can give birth to 8-12 piglets and can dod this twice in one year." Can be used for a variety of age groups as a one-on-one read, focusing on various aspects of the book depending on the age level. likey. Me likey very much.
Oct 25, 2011 Carol rated it really liked it
Young children will delight in this interactive book. One Weighs a Ton has a little bit of everything; lift-the-flaps, touch-and-feel, counting, information, humor and great illustrations. The text as well as the illustrated rendition of the number give clues as to what animal you will be learning about once you lift the flap. Entertaining and educational, what more can you ask for?
Oct 08, 2009 Katie rated it really liked it
A great numbers book! I like that the rhyme will help kids make the connection between the actual number and then the number of animals depicted in the illustration.

I think they could have done a better job with the touch-and-feel aspect, though. What's with having a mama feeding her 6 little chicks, and not making the chicks fuzzy?!?!
Violet Moll
Jul 22, 2011 Violet Moll rated it really liked it
This is a fun and beautiful book featuring clever rhymes and facts about animals. Each page has a flap that opens up so it's interactive. Violet loves this book and won't leave it at the library if she sees it there. We've checked it out several times now.
Aug 09, 2010 Kelli rated it really liked it
Has a lift-the-page format that involves some riddles, focuses on numbers, and contains facts that will interest elementary-aged readers, though the book seems geared toward younger kids. It is a fun, simple, interactive book.
Nov 06, 2013 Nora rated it it was amazing
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A counting book full of fun facts & touchable spots--very fun!
*More for one on one than storytime.
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