Students in kindergarten will understand the importance of all numbers as they listen to this story. Teachers can use this book to help students order...moreStudents in kindergarten will understand the importance of all numbers as they listen to this story. Teachers can use this book to help students order numbers and recognize numbers by sight. A class discussion on the importance of the number zero in the real world could help students find meaning in numbers. (less)

Students will be able to sequence and identify one more and one less than a number. Teachers could give a sled bingo game using nine numbers, students...moreStudents will be able to sequence and identify one more and one less than a number. Teachers could give a sled bingo game using nine numbers, students put a number between one and ten in each box(wherever they prefer). As the book is read, students will put a transparent chip over the number. This will help early learners identify numbers.(less)

Students will enjoy the grotesque ways of monsters as they build number sense by counting. The teacher can read the story and hide parts of the book t...moreStudents will enjoy the grotesque ways of monsters as they build number sense by counting. The teacher can read the story and hide parts of the book to ask students what one more than the last party guests will be, and what one less party guest would be. Students in first grade could figure out how many more guests they would need to reach ten, twenty, thirty, forty, and fifty. This book would be appropriate for kindergarten and first grade.(less)

Students can use this book to build number sense starting with ten. This book would be appropriate for first or second grade. My students would always...moreStudents can use this book to build number sense starting with ten. This book would be appropriate for first or second grade. My students would always tell me they could count to a million, but they could tell me the numbers before it. The “Secret Number” game could be used prior to reading as a method of pre-testing. A lesson on place value with upper elementary could connect with this piece of literature as well. (less)

This book would be great for early learners, such as kindergarten or first grade. It could be used as an introduction for a lesson on odd and even num...moreThis book would be great for early learners, such as kindergarten or first grade. It could be used as an introduction for a lesson on odd and even numbers. After reading the book, students could go on an odd and even number hunt in the classroom. Although, it's not very realistic. I would have preferred to see a story that involved children noticing odd and even numbers in their daily lives. (less)