1 to 20, Animals Aplenty

to Animals Aplenty The new book from Katie Viggers author of Almost an Animal Alphabet teaches kids to count from to as they meet a menagerie of amusing creatures At once fun to read and educational to Ani

  • Title: 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty
  • Author: Katie Viggers
  • ISBN: 9781576876800
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new book from Katie Viggers, author of Almost an Animal Alphabet, teaches kids to count from 1 to 20 as they meet a menagerie of amusing creatures At once fun to read and educational, 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty shows each number both numerically and as a quantity, which is the key to teaching children not only to count but also the building blocks of mathematical skilThe new book from Katie Viggers, author of Almost an Animal Alphabet, teaches kids to count from 1 to 20 as they meet a menagerie of amusing creatures At once fun to read and educational, 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty shows each number both numerically and as a quantity, which is the key to teaching children not only to count but also the building blocks of mathematical skills Each number is depicted in animals, so kids learn the number and also instantly see how many All this education is disguised by Katie s adorable, detailed creatures, who romp through the numbers with unexpected and frequently silly props and it all rhymes For example 5 goats wearing coats 7 pigs, 7 wigs 15 bats who are acrobats

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    1. Very simple---but so charming! It’s a counting book. It’s 20 different animals doing something. 16 chickens reading Dickens is my favorite. I got out my magnifying glass in order to check the covers of the books that the chickens are reading----and they ARE all different titles by Dickens.

    2. Beautiful, soft watercolors. The book itself seemed a tad inconsistent though. Some pages had labels for the animals and other pages didn't.

    3. I'm still looking for books with beautiful illustrations to read with my baby. The illustrations of this one are fabulous, but the rhyming left me wanting. I mean badgers and badges just doesn't do it for me.

    4. Viggers, K. (2014). 1 to 20 Animals Aplenty. New York: POW!CountingUsing rhyme and animals in specific quantities, Viggers introduces the reader to counting numbers 1 to 20 using beautiful and realistic depictions of diverse species in unexpected circumstances and settings. Illustrations all cross the midline of the book, making this a lovely lap book with a full spread of art at every page turn. Viggers includes little gems of learning extension opportunities for older readers by noting multipl [...]

    5. I liked this a lot. 2 minor problems make this 4 stars instead of 5.1st - 2 gorillas looking in mirrors, - yet there is only 1 mirror that I could see. 2nd - Especially loved the page 12 raccoons with the (6) baboons' balloons - but since this is a Pear Press book published in Brooklyn, why the racoon with one c. I found an online explanation that although this is a ‘North American raccoon’, ‘northern raccoon’, ‘coon’, there is an allowed variation less commonly used spelling, with o [...]

    6. I really like this beautiful book, but the rhythm of it (children's books are all about the rhythm, right?) is so odd. You have '1 fox wearing socks', '5 sharks on their marks' (getting ready to race in a lap pool, one with swim goggles on) and other catchy rhymes, but then other pages simply say, 'eight bears, eight squares'. It's weird. And, try as I might, I couldn't make a way to make, "capybaras eating bananas" sound decent.Another inconsistency is that on some pages the individual species [...]

    7. This takes the counting book up several levels. "Six baboons and six balloons" is unique in itself, and is further defined by having the names of the six different type of baboons illustrated on the pages printed below their pictures: hamadryas, yellow, Guinea, baby Guinea, olive, chacma. The names and varieties of animals are seen on many pages (who knew there were so many varieties of pigs?), which make it appealing to readers interested in the animal kingdom. It's not all serious, though, the [...]

    8. I loved some of this book. . .Counting and rhyming, great! Except not all of the rhymes work. Approximate rhyme really bothers me. If a book is going to rhyme, it's really important to me that all the rhymes work, not just most of them. I found the illustrations to be charming, and it was very cool that many of the kinds of animals got labeled. We see 4 different kinds of sharks, 8 different kinds of bears, etc. But then the ones that didn't have labels were disappointing, especially when they C [...]

    9. I love the art style- the animals are finely crafted with a bit of an impressionistic style and is not without humor. I really want to like the color scheme, but the plain icy blue cover, white pages, and occasional pale washes (a la Amos Mc Gee?) leave me well, a bit cold. I like that the species of animal is labelled and unique. The text and labelled animals would be quite clever, except where it breaks down. All 10 kangaroos are apparently the same species and the chickens ("ading Dickens") a [...]

    10. Numbers 1-20 are covered in rhyming verses featuring animals from around the world. I love the amount of details included in each spread. Facts aren't overwhelming and can either be read or ignored. Back matter finishes out with a review chart and a world map with each animal appearing in the story standing in the location of their origin.This is one of the more interesting counting books I've read in a while due to the selection of animals included and the silly nature of the rhymes. I highly r [...]

    11. Super charming and tiny watercolor illustrations of animals of unique breeds make this concept book leap to the next level. There aren't just goats, there are 5 different types of goats. And they are wearing coats. Each page is gorgeous, different, and has unique words for your little one to learn (corgi, capybara, etc), and the end papers has an atlas showing where each animal comes from. Would make an excellent gift to anyone with kiddos. My three year old laughed at each page's rhymes, and lo [...]

    12. I want to give this book more stars, but its inconsistances are unnerving. The illustrations are absolutely wonderful. It is the text I have a problem with: why are some types of animals labeled (which I really like, by the way) and the snakes and chickens are not? I almost wonder how this got past the editor. Sadly, some of the rhyming does not work for American audiences as well (the author lives in London). I do have hope for future books from this author, if only to see more of the artwork.

    13. I wanted to love this. I loved the illustrations. I loved the rhyming. Except THEY DON'T ALL RHYME. It's something like all but two of them. If it were half rhyming and half not I wouldn't be bothered, but you can't just do all but two. Agreed with all the other comments about inconsistent labels. I don't know why the editor let it go that way. Why are some specifically labeled (which I loved by the way) and some not?

    14. Fun book to read with the little ones. The illustrations are so cute! Fox in Socks, Llama wearing pajamas, Chickens reading Dickens and Snakes eating Cakes are some of my favorites. I find the complaints about the lack of consistency are more about the adults reading the book than something a child would ever complain about.

    15. Bookseller: JuliaTitle: 1 to 20, Animals AplentyComments:Katie Viggers brings us another book full of fun and fanciful animals. This time a numbers book. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more- "Fox in sox" or Ants in pants". No I think it was "Chickens and Dickens." But I do know I love the whimsy in the illustrations and all the character drawn into each page.HAPPY COUNTING!

    16. Katie Viggers brings us another book full of fun and fanciful animals. This time a numbers book. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more- "Fox in sox" or Ants in pants". No I think it was "Chickens and Dickens." But I do know I love the whimsy in the illustrations and all the character drawn into each page.HAPPY COUNTING!

    17. This is *not* just a counting book. It's educational, wise, funny, and introduces very young readers to a multitude of concepts including varying species, facial expressions, and categories. Great fun for any age! :)

    18. Realistic illustrations make the humor all the more absurd - badgers wearing badges, etc. Fun for numerical fluency, counting, subitizing. Lots of great math lessons to connect to this book, or just a fun read.

    19. This rhyming and counting book lends itself to one-on-one sharing as young readers are exposed to realistic depictions of different animal breeds from around the world. Don't miss the baboon's invitation on the endpapers to count along.

    20. My 3 year old son loved this book (particularly the page spread with the raccoons and balloons). I thought it was adorable and I liked the variety of different species the author showed within each group of animals.

    21. Best of 2014. LOVE this book! It fully works for me on so many levels--informative, funny, clever, gorgeous pictures, clear text, great concept done well--I know that I will be recommending this again and again.

    22. Whimsical, rhyming text. I love the art and the addition of naming the animal breeds or species. I wanted to give it a 5 but the chickens and snakes weren't named, and I thought that left it incomplete.

    23. Unique illustrations. Rather bizarre and random choices for the animals and their props. But it is fun to look at.

    24. This is such an adorable book! Would be perfect for 5-7 year olds The illustrations are lovely and it really helps kids learn to count.

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