Crayons aren't just for coloring anymore!
This colorful rhyme teaches counting by twos–two different ways. First, use the even numbers to count up to 24. Then start over with the odd numbers. Along the way you'll learn unusual colors, like iguana and fiddlehead. Do any of them sound familiar? They should! They come from the pages of Jerry Pallotta's alphabet books.
Counting has never been more fun or colorful!
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Let's begin counting! Take a careful look at the colorful crayons in this book! Here's an empty box of exactly none. There are zero inside, instead of some.
Excerpted from "The Crayon Counting Book"
Copyright © 1996 Pam Muñoz Ryan.
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Eric Carle's 1,2,3 To the Zoo and Pam Munoz Ryan & Jerry Pallotta's The Crayon Counting Book both give exceptional illustrations while going through the concept of counting with children. Carle's 1,2,3 To the Zoo is geared towards preschool age with the number range 1 through 10, associated with colorful animals loaded onto a train on the way to the zoo. Carle's unique artistry style is used to create the zoo animals throughout the pages while a running image of the previous numbers are located on the bottom of each page. At the end is an array of all the animals found at the zoo. Children will learn counting and animal association in this wordless book.Ryan & Pallotta's Crayon Counting Book could be used as a read aloud for preschoolers or independent work for elementary level students as the book goes over the concept of counting in even and odd numbers up to 23 and 24. The book uses crayons and rhyming verses in teaching readers the different sets of numbers. Since crayons are the main focus of the book, colors and color schemes are also part of the lesson of this book. This would engage those children who can use actual crayons as props throughout the book.Carle, E. (1968). 1,2,3 to the zoo. New York: Philomel Books.Ryan, P. & Pallotta, J. (1996). The crayon counting book. Watertown: Charlesbridge Publishing.