Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

Anno's Counting Book

byMitsumasa Anno

Paperback | September 25, 1986

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A simple, beautiful introduction to math for the youngest readers

Every child is a natural mathematician, according to Mitsumasa Anno. Children are constantly comparing and classifying things and events they observe around them. As they try to bring sense and order into what they observe, they are actually performing basic mathematical feats.

With Anno's Counting Book, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination—this time into the world of numbers and counting.

Gentle watercolor pictures show a landscape changing through the various times of day and the turning seasons, months and years, and the activities of the people and animals who come to live there. But the seemingly simple plan of the book is deceptive: look more carefully and you will see one-to-one correspondences; groups and sets; scales and tabulations; changes over time periods; and many other mathematical relationships as they occur in natural, everyday living. The reader is subtly led to see and understand the real meaning of numbers.

Look at this book and look again. Each time you do so, you will find another application of a natural mathematical concept that you had not noticed before.

About The Author

Mitsumasa Anno is the award-winning author-illustrator of , which won the Kate Greenaway Medal Honor award.
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Title:Anno's Counting BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 10 × 0.68 inPublished:September 25, 1986Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064431231

ISBN - 13:9780064431231

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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Count on this book to give kids a real sense of how numbers play a role in their daily lives. Anno’s Counting Book uses such counting devices as multiple natural settings, the four seasons and a host of animals and people. Beautifully illustrated, Matsumasa Anno’s resource has been awarded a ‘Notable Children’s Book’ designation by the American Literary Association.

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“A clean, subtle ABC worth the long look that will idelibly imprint each letter.” (American Library Association Booklist)