"The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime palette." - Kirkus Reviews
If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the beach, where a bunch of fun-loving crabs, lounging dogs, gleeful insects, and bewildered-looking snails obligingly offer their feet for counting in a number of silly, surprising combinations from one to one hundred!
About the Author
April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre are a husband-and-wife team who lead ecotours and travel extensively to study, photograph, and videotape animals in the rain forests of Panama, Madagascar, and Ecuador. Jeff Sayre is an ecologist specializing in native plants and birds. April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning author of more than forty books for children. The Sayres love to brainstorm and laugh together - which is how the idea for One Is a Snail came about.
About the Illustrator
Randy Cecil has always been fascinated by picture books, so it should come as no surprise that he has now illustrated more than a dozen books for children. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Randy received a book deal not long after graduating and also worked as a freelance designer. He lives in Houston Texas, where he also grew up. Some of his titles include My Father the Dog by Elizabeth Bluemle, We ve All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin and Gator which he wrote himself.
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Comments about One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab:
Great book, all you have to do is google it to find out lesson ideas. Great having it as a big book-made it easier for students to engage with the text, I used it for skip counting but could be use for addition, counting on, doubles or multiplication.
"The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime palette." -- Kirkus Reviews
For Ages: 1 - 5 years old
For Grades: PS - K
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st February 2010
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 45.0 x 39.6 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.7