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Animals on Board by Stuart J. Murphy
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Aug 26, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: for-the-little-ones, math, school-books-kid-books
Read in August, 2008

I'm giving this 4 stars with one caveat - I think it's more a level 1 book instead of a level 2 book.

We follow a truck driver down the road and count various animals as they drive by on other trucks. Like 3 tigers plus 2 more tigers equal 5 tigers. Once the animals pass it shows a sign with the numbers written out and a small picture of each animal above it. So for 3+2=5 there are 3 small tigers above the 3 and 2 small ones above the 2.

My older boys (8 yrs old) listened with interest, but the math was really easy for them. The 4-yr-old really liked the story and the math was just about right for him. It would be a good jumping off point to do some more adding with counters/manipulatives. The 2-yr-old just wanted to make the animal sounds.

Best used for those just starting addition.
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Dolly I have to agree with you - I would certainly put this one in the Level 1 series.

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