I like that this book combines looking at our base ten counting system with recycling. I understand it is the function of the book, but it is a littleI like that this book combines looking at our base ten counting system with recycling. I understand it is the function of the book, but it is a little impractical and wasteful for the kids to put only ten cans into a bag and then bag them up again in groups of ten. But if they didn't, I guess we'd miss half the point of the book....more

I like all the shapes in this book. I think it will take careful reading since many pages have lots of different shapes on them. Care should be takenI like all the shapes in this book. I think it will take careful reading since many pages have lots of different shapes on them. Care should be taken to make sure the child is really seeing the shape being pointed out by the words....more

I like that this book encourages talk about sequencing. I think this can be done with most books, but it is nice that the plot sets it up so well withI like that this book encourages talk about sequencing. I think this can be done with most books, but it is nice that the plot sets it up so well with this one....more

Something to consider when looking at this book is the real mathematical definitions of the shapes. Round is something and circle is different than spSomething to consider when looking at this book is the real mathematical definitions of the shapes. Round is something and circle is different than sphere. Still, I like that this gets kids thinking about the general shape of things....more

I like that this book combines grocery shopping with counting. I like that we can make a connection between this book and going to the grocery store.I like that this book combines grocery shopping with counting. I like that we can make a connection between this book and going to the grocery store. This is an older book, and while it does have ethnic diversity in it, only women are doing the shopping. The only men in the book are working at the store, not shopping....more

I like that this book moves and it interactive to really help kids count the number of things and see how counting relates to the symbol for each numbI like that this book moves and it interactive to really help kids count the number of things and see how counting relates to the symbol for each number....more

Well, I guess it's nice for a counting book, but I don't like that everyone fought over the cake and that so many different animals and things touchedWell, I guess it's nice for a counting book, but I don't like that everyone fought over the cake and that so many different animals and things touched it before children ate it. Yuck....more

What a cute and simple little book for counting. I especially like that it lends itself very well to extension activities, like setting up props and aWhat a cute and simple little book for counting. I especially like that it lends itself very well to extension activities, like setting up props and allowing the kids to act out the story with a sock puppet for a snake and count the mice as they put them into a container....more

I like that this book is also a song. I especially like the illustrations made out of clay. I also like that in the back of the book, it gives more scI like that this book is also a song. I especially like the illustrations made out of clay. I also like that in the back of the book, it gives more scientific information about all the animals featured in the book....more