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Title:
In my garden : a counting book
Author:
Schumaker, Ward.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
In this garden the reader learns to count from one watering can to ten snails, from twenty weepy onions to fifty cherry pies and even to 233 peas.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811826891
Format :
Book

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Summary

In this charming garden of numbers, readers will be delighted by dancing flowers and crabby apples while they learn to count from one watering can to ten snails, from twenty weepy onions to fifty cherry pies, to as many as two hundred and thirty three peas! Ward Schumaker's bright palette and whimsical illustrations make In My Garden the perfect book for budding counters and gardeners, alike.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. Garden tools, plants, and creatures fill the pages of this bright, whimsical counting book. In scribbly cartoon drawings set against earthy yellow, orange, and green pages, garden items dance, buzz, sing, and grow in clusters perfectly sized and outlined for small chubby fingers to point and count. Young ones will appreciate the silly, anthropomorphic details: the watering can's wide grin and spindly legs; the 40 crabby apples' scowls; the "ten snails late for dinner," sliding toward tufts of grass with knives and forks in their sprouty hands. Larger numbers are included in increments of 10, counting up to 50, and two final spreads randomly feature 233 "plump little peas," which are imprinted first with smiling faces and then with numerals for kids who are ready to count that far. This isn't a necessary purchase, but it offers fun, attractive counting opportunities for little ones, especially those with green thumbs. Gillian Engberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this playful enumeration of a garden patch, Schumaker (Sing a Song of Circus) produces another visually delicious work. Using his signature style of pure colors applied to delicate, swooping black outlines, he creates a series of full-bleed, double-page spreads that exude an engaging, off-kilter elegance. One stunner depicts nine doily-like butterflies as a bouquet of rose, peach and chestnut against a backdrop of mint and teal. The garden brims with vivid personalities as well: "four shady trees" sport sunglasses, seven bluebirds sing Bach and 40 red-and-green "crabby" apples are clearly spoiling for a fight. After counting from one gardening can to 10 snails "late for dinner" and on from 20 to 50 (in large, colorful numerals coupled with the name of each), Schumaker ends with the appealingly curious number of 233 peas. The following spread shows the watering can pointing out the peas, which are tagged from one to 233. This is one garden kids can count on. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-"In my garden I have 1 one watering can-Two pots 2 for planting-" and so on. The numbers go from 1 to 10, then 20, 30, 40, 50, and at last "233 two-hundred thirty-three plump little peas!" These peas are scattered all over the double-page spread. The next spread shows the same formation of peas, each one bearing a number, and the text reads, "Count them yourself!" This is great for young literalists who do indeed care to count 233 peas; it is also an opportunity to see each number, and to see the multitude that 233 really is. The whimsical cartoons with soft, flat colors and outlined in black were rendered in Adobe Photoshop. The objects to be counted all have faces (20 weeping onions) and the 7 birds are singing from sheet music by Bach. This is a clever, enjoyable addition to the rich variety of counting books available.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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