Part seek-and-find book, part delightful Japanese artistry, part comedy, part counting by tens book; this colorful title written and illustrated by Masayuki Sebe is now available for English-speaking audiences. It is one of the most entertaining counting picture books of the year. Each page of Let’s Count to 100! has a unique illustration with one hundred things in it: birds, moles, elephants, cars and trucks. Each page invites the reader to count all one hundred creatures. Some of the creatures have something to share; from ants discussing the candies they carry to a little fish yelping at a bigger fish not to eat it. There are stories between these creatures to be discovered on each and every page. Readers and pre-readers alike will sit enthralled with this book time and time again. It is not a book that will be quickly digested in just one sitting, or two, or ten. The last page asks children to find particular creatures on each page turning the whole picture book into a big seek-and-find and making it new once more.
Not just a counting book, but also an interactive fun picture book "Where's Waldo" style! In every spread there are different instructions for the reader to count or find something, such as "how many elephants are smiling" in a double page spread of 100 elephants, or find the rabbit among 100 sheep. Easy to get caught up in it and count, count, count!!
Translated from Japanese, this book is a collection of pages that look at the number 100. Each page is a drawing of an animal (or kid) that the reader can, if they choose, count all the way up to 100. Hidden within the pictures are humourous texts to read and pictures to find. My four year-old's particular favourite? The farting mole. There are also opportunities to compose, decompose and recompose 100 as the author/illustrator has chosen to use colours, patterns and groupings to show different ways to make up 100.
100 is a special number in the elementary school setting. Most primary classes dedicate each school day to figuring out how many school days have passed, and in some cases how many are left. And when they reach 100, there is a huge school-wide party. There are plenty of books about the party day, but finding read alouds that look at the number 100 is hard. This is a great book for a classroom teacher or a parents to read with their kids.
This is a GREAT book.
My 5-year old loves this book. It's not a story, but great illustrations for practicing counting to 100
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