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Look Whooo's Counting by Suse MacDonald
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Sep 09, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

Genre: Picture book—Counting

Summary: An owl doesn’t know how to count but we experience a flight with the owl through the sky one night, and discover hidden shapes and numbers. These hidden shapes and numbers that are shown through different animals, birds, and insects help the owl and reader learn to count to ten.
a. The strength this book shows is its hidden illustrations the owl and also the reader come across when reading and learning to count.
b. Just like most picture books, illustrations stand to be the biggest strength in these books. As in Suse MacDonald’s book about counting, we reveal a way of counting through an owl flying through the midnight sky. As the illustrations represents the best part of this book, these illustrations are different and are hidden as the owl comes across creatures that help its counting skills. Hidden on each page is a number that is shown related to the number the owl is counting. When first reading the book, the reader many think for example the owl sees two mice, but when the reader looks close, hidden pictures are shown. Also, this book repeats counting as the owl goes throughout the night and finds different number. This is a helpful tool to use with young readers, as they can follow along.

c. Each page of the book shows hidden pictures that represent the numbers as the owl learns to count. For example on page 5, the owl sees two mice. Looking closely at this illustration, you can see that each mouse have their tails in the shape of the number two. As the illustrations show the owl’s wing with many numbers like shown on page 16, this can help a student remember counting as the reader repeats what number the owl is now counted too. Take the time to really observe the illustration of the numbers and creatures that are hidden within each number. This is an awesome picture book!
Curriculum Connection:
With this book being one of my absolute favorites, it can be used in a lesson with counting with young students. This is a book that I will use in the future as it keeps the students very entertained by the hidden pictures of numbers the owl experiences throughout its flight.

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