Apple countdown

Joan Holub

Book - 2009

Rhyming text describes a school field trip to an apple orchard, where the students count down all the things they see, from twenty nametags to one apple pie.

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Published
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co c2009.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 23 x 28 cm
ISBN
9780807503980
0807503983
Main Author
Joan Holub (-)
Other Authors
Jan Smith (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—The students in Mr. Lee's class count all they see on their field trip to the apple farm, starting with 20 name tags and ending with 1 lost tooth. Incorporating cheerful dialogue and rhyming text, this easy-to-read book also introduces facts about apples ("An apple has five holes,/each with seeds inside,'/says Clyde"). Each number is presented in numerical format inside a red apple and also spelled out in red letters in the text. The vibrant watercolor illustrations are dominated by primary colors, and the excitement shows on the smiling faces of the students as they count 14 cows, 13 ducks, and 12 rows of trees. Readers will be counting right along with them and will also enjoy the facts on the endpapers.—Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY [Page 90]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Apple facts and counting combine in this fun trip to the apple orchard.Field trip today—to the apple farm! Count 20 name tags, 19 kids on the bus, and 18 miles to the farm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 white and 3 black) and 12 rows of apple trees. Count the apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat (divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it's 2 p.m., time to go! But wait—Lee has a number 1 surprise. Joan Holub's creative countdown, from 20 to 1, includes grouping and simple addition. Her multicultural students enjoy all that the apple farm has to offer, from counting the cows and ducks to picking different varieties of apples. The inside cover of this cheerful book is filled with apple facts.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Apple facts and counting combine in this fun trip to the apple orchard.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Rhyming text describes a school field trip to an apple orchard, where the students count down all the things they see, from twenty nametags to one apple pie.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Field trip today - to the apple farm! Count 20 name tags, 19 kids on the bus, 18 miles to the farm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 white and 3 black), and 12 rows of apple trees. Count the apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat (divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it's 2 o'clock, time to go! But wait - Lee has a number 1 surprise. Joan Holub’s creative countdown, from 20 to 1, includes grouping and simple addition. Her multicultural students enjoy all that the apple farm has to offer, from counting the cows and ducks to picking different varieties of apples. The endpapers of this cheerful book are filled with apple facts.