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# One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book

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If one is a snail, and two is a person... we must be counting by feet! Children will love this hilariously illustrated introduction to simple counting and multiplication with big feet and small - on people and spiders, dogs and insects, snails and crabs - from one to one hundred!

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Published
May 3rd 2004
by Walker Books Ltd.
(first published May 1st 2003)

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This is a really clever book which has strong cross curricular links with numeracy. The author is using feet/footprints as a counting tool. This is a great book which can be used across all primary year groups. The author carries on until 10 like this and then moves on to counting up to 100 (100 is ten crabs!) Lots of activities can stem from this book and can span a whole range of maths ...more

I loved this book for its sweet illustrations and who doesn't like counting with adorable animal feet?

I would use this in a younger class or at home.

May 10, 2014
Janet
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Nice colorful illustrations. Although labeled as a counting book, it quickly goes into addition and multiplication. Definitely will need a parent or teacher for this one. Will be confusing for the preschool set who will be drawn to the illustrations and to their parents thinking this is a beginning counting book.

**Title**:

*One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book*...more

**Author**: April Pulley Sayre, Jeff Sayre**Illustrator**: Randy Cecil**Genre**: Counting Book**Theme(s)**: Counting, Seashore, Feet**Opening line/sentence**: “To the beach. One is a snail” (this is a snail’s foot).**Brief Book Summary**: This book is entirely about counting, and uses unique and creative ways of showing children how to do so. The book begins by showing the reader that a snail has one foot, so they begin there at one. Then it continues thatSummary:

Using animals and people as the elements to count from one to one hundred, this book uses small numbers to first introduce the concept and then through repetition and building on that concept teaches how to reach much larger numbers. In relying upon the foundation of one through ten, with each number being represented by a cute creature, the reader is taught how to build math skills in a fun, inviting format.

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The concept of using small skills to create ...more

Summary: This is a creative book on counting. Sayre uses animals’ legs to teach children to count while also teaching children how many legs different animals have.

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a. This book has bright colors and is simple and easy to read.

b. It is good the way that Sayre has the numbers on each page very large and then keeps the words after (what the ...more

Reviewed by Johanne Weston, Public & Indigenous Library

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One is a snail ten is a crab is a picture book written

by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre and illustrated by

Randy Cecil.

Using feet as counters, it has basic addition, counting to 100, counting by sets of 2’s,

4’s and 10’s and multiplication. This educational picture book covers various age

groups. Younger children can learn colours with green, blue, purple and orange

colours on ...more

I think that this ...more

I used this book in reception, when turning the page we used addition as a class 5+1=....6, 6 is a?..... giving the children the oppoutunity to identify what the animal is, I also asked if they could think of any other animals that have 6 feet? This is a perfect book to encourage the ...more

Although this would be a great book for teaching students how to count and add, it would be important to make sure that the students you present it to are good at adding. This book doesn't appear to be for as young of readers as you might think. It can be too advances for some readers. However for the students who can understand it, it ...more

3 book topic ideas

1.) This book can be used for younger kids to work on their counting skills.

2.) Students could use other body parts of animals to create their own counting book that goes up by 1's, 2's, 3's, 10's, etc.

3.) Students could use this book to open to different pages and add the amount of feet between two different pages.

This is book that can be used to teach counting to Kindergarten. It teaches counting using feet. The students will learn that as the number of feet increase the number they write becomes bigger. it is great for making connections with things such as pets if students have any and just animals and insects students may be familiar with.Students can talk about the insects and their characteristics.

The pictures are lovely, children tend to pay attention when I read it.

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April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud nonfiction books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. She is best known for pioneering literary ways to immerse young readers in natural events via creative storytelling and unusual
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