|Cheers for a dozen ears : a summer crop of counting|
Author: Chernesky, Felicia Sanzari
A family goes to a farm stand to buy--and count--a variety of fresh produce, from one watermelon to twelve ears of corn.
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/14)
School Library Journal (03/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2014 PreS-Gr 1—This farm-stand adventure takes youngsters on a lively shopping excursion, counting from 1 to 12. Effective for sharing both with a group and one-on-one, crisp rhyming text creates a high-energy atmosphere that will appeal to even the youngest fruit and vegetable lovers: "Dog day August/and it's steamy hot./Let's take a drive to/the farm stand spot." Armed with Mom's list, two enthusiastic siblings start collecting: one watermelon, two eggplants, and so on, all the way up to a dozen ears of corn. Mom mostly stays in the background, but she occasionally intervenes in this orderly collecting to add more items (green beans) or put some back (berries). The chunky, layered art in bright colors calls forth the deliciousness of late summer, though sometimes the many details can make isolating the objects to count a challenge. Overall, this hearty picture book serves as an encouraging prompt to practice counting while grocery shopping as well as a great warm up for the next trip to a farmer's market.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.