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Title:
Quack and count
Author:
Baker, Keith, 1953-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt Brace, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Summary:
Seven ducklings take a rhyming look at addition.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.5 1 Quiz: 28510 Guided reading level: D.
ISBN:
9780152928582
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Keith Baker's playful, rhyming text and bold collage illustrations capture the excitement of a day's adventure as a family of lively ducklings slip, slide, leap, and dive--grouping themselves in all the different combinations that add up to seven. Addition has never been more fun!


Author Notes

Keith Baker has written and illustrated many well-loved picture books and early chapter books, including several about the charming and lovable Mr. and Mrs. Green. Two of his best-known picture books, Hide and Snake and Who Is the Beast?, are about animals. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-6. Here's a delightful book offering loads of fun with the number seven. Playful ducklings show all the ways the sum of seven can be reached. The cut-paper double-spread collages, in rich hues of blue, green, and brown, first picture a row of seven ducklings for children to count. Six ducklings slide down one side of a bank as the seventh slides down the other, giving a visual representation of how six plus one makes seven. Five ducklings play peek-a-book on one side of a spread; two play on the other, and so on. All six ways of reaching the sum of seven are presented. On the last pages the ducklings fly away. This charmer should have little ones figuring out the basic concept of addition in no time. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


Publisher's Weekly Review

"Seven ducklings splash and play in different combinations that introduce basic addition. Collage art fills the jungle and pond life scenes with a riot of colors and textures," noted PW. Ages 2-5. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Seven uniquely marked ducklings slide, chase bees, and play peekaboo as they group on double-spread pages to illustrate ways to add up to their sum. "Splashing as they leap and dive/7 ducklings, 2 plus 5" shows five swimmers opposite two divers. Jaunty scenes in cut-paper collage with a gracious array of colors offer plenty of extras, including a pair of ladybugs that accompany the ducks throughout except for the V-formation at the end. The art successfully captures the birds' camouflage and rippling water with speckled papers, but this effect sometimes turns the counting exercise into a seek-and-find challenge. Still, the book is attractive, and children will have fun with it.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.