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# Centipede's One Hundred Shoes

by
Tony Ross

Have fun with numbers in this hilarious new picture book by master storyteller and illustrator Tony Ross.

But when are one hundred shoes too many...more

*“One hundred shoes, please!” said the little centipede. “Fifty left ones, and fifty right ones.”**“Why do you want one hundred?” asked the shoe seller.**“Because I’m a centipede, which means a hundred feet,” said the little centipede.*But when are one hundred shoes too many...more

Hardcover

Published
April 1st 2003
by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Nov 07, 2012
Molly Robbins
rated it
3 of 5 stars
·
review of another edition

Shelves:
addition-subtraction,
math

This book is not one that I would preferably want to use in my classroom to integrate a successful math lesson. There is not a lot of depth in the math throughout it, and in my mind it was a little bit confusing. I liked the fact that it was working on subtraction. It talks throughout the story about the centipede having a lot of shoes then having some left over. It goes on to say the same thing about his socks. During the story, the reader has to figure out how many he has left. An activity the...more

There are several footwear-related books I like to read, and this is at the top of them. It's cute and informative to teach children about centipedes (their name

*means*100 feet, but they usually only have around 46) and I ask them how they would feel if they had to put on that many shoes each morning. Maybe a...more

Jul 02, 2012
Chloe Alexander
rated it
3 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Shelves:
math-bookshelf

This is a cute book that can help with counting to one hundred and would be a good book to read on the 100th day of school. It's also a good way to teach young kids that "centi-" means one hundred. You could use the book for activities, like figuring out how many friends Centipede could give shoes away to if all his friends had 6 feet, how many shoes would be left over, etc.

Mar 23, 2011
Rachel
rated it
4 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Shelves:
childrens-picture-books

Centipede bumps his foot, and his mother suggets that he buys shoes so he won't hurt his feet anymore. But the shoes hurt his feet, so he buys socks to go with them. But he spends so much time putting on and taking off his socks and shoes that he decides to just go back to the way he was and gives away his socks and shoes to all of his other insect friends.

Mar 08, 2010
The Reading Countess
rated it
3 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Shelves:
youngest-boy

I checked this book out at my school library in hopes of tying it in to my youngest son's 100th day of school. Although the number is mentioned, the shoe issue for the centipede overrides the number concept, and so my initial thought about how to use this book with him were sunk. Still, an enjoyable book for both of us!

Aug 21, 2008
Rachel
rated it
5 of 5 stars
·
review of another edition

Shelves:
boys-read-picture,
fiction

My sons specifically asked me to get this book again--no better book recommendation in my mind!

great book for teaching about 100

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