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What do you do if you can't sleep? Count sheep! That's what the restless hero of this rollicking tale does. And when sheep don't work, he counts kangaroos by twos and monkeys by threes. But when he gets to bees by fours, the animals run amok! Then it's a countdown to dream time. With energetic, bright illustrations and rhythmic text, this is a great introduction to the ide What do you do if you can't sleep? Count sheep! That's what the restless hero of this rollicking tale does. And when sheep don't work, he counts kangaroos by twos and monkeys by threes. But when he gets to bees by fours, the animals run amok! Then it's a countdown to dream time. With energetic, bright illustrations and rhythmic text, this is a great introduction to the idea of counting by sets, a precursor to multiplication.


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What do you do if you can't sleep? Count sheep! That's what the restless hero of this rollicking tale does. And when sheep don't work, he counts kangaroos by twos and monkeys by threes. But when he gets to bees by fours, the animals run amok! Then it's a countdown to dream time. With energetic, bright illustrations and rhythmic text, this is a great introduction to the ide What do you do if you can't sleep? Count sheep! That's what the restless hero of this rollicking tale does. And when sheep don't work, he counts kangaroos by twos and monkeys by threes. But when he gets to bees by fours, the animals run amok! Then it's a countdown to dream time. With energetic, bright illustrations and rhythmic text, this is a great introduction to the idea of counting by sets, a precursor to multiplication.

30 review for Counting Sheep (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Laney

    Title: Counting Sheep Author: Dr. Julie Glass Illustrator: Mike Wohnoutka Genre: Fiction, Juvenile fiction, Pictorial works Theme(s): Animals, Counting, Rhythm Opening line/sentence: I cannot sleep. So I count sheep. Brief Book Summary: A young boy cannot sleep; therefore, he begins to count sheep. He counts some sheep from one to five, and then he starts to count kangaroos and other animals. He counts the kangaroos by twos, monkeys by threes, and bees by fours. He then counts from these same numbe Title: Counting Sheep Author: Dr. Julie Glass Illustrator: Mike Wohnoutka Genre: Fiction, Juvenile fiction, Pictorial works Theme(s): Animals, Counting, Rhythm Opening line/sentence: I cannot sleep. So I count sheep. Brief Book Summary: A young boy cannot sleep; therefore, he begins to count sheep. He counts some sheep from one to five, and then he starts to count kangaroos and other animals. He counts the kangaroos by twos, monkeys by threes, and bees by fours. He then counts from these same numbers backwards until he falls asleep. . Professional Recommendation/Review #1: C. Henebry (Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)) This is an easy reader that preschoolers will enjoy while being introduced to counting and numbers. A young boy counts sheep and other animals when he can't sleep. The illustrations and rhyming text will delight! Part of the "Step Into Reading + Math" series. 2000, Random House Children's Books, $3.99. Ages 3 to 8. (PUBLISHER: Random House ;Hi Marketing (New York:) (London:), PUBLISHED: 2001.) Professional Recommendation/Review #2: Carolyn Phelan (Booklist, Dec. 1, 2000 (Vol. 97, No. 7)) I cannot sleep," says a little boy, so he counts 5 sheep 1 by 1. Soon 10 kangaroos enter his room. He counts them, too--2 by 2. His room expands to include the outside world, where 15 cheerful monkeys appear 3 by 3. Finally, 20 bees fly by in rows of 4. When he asks the bees to go away, all the animals leave, and he counts each group down until there are zero monkeys, kangaroos, sheep, and bees. From the Step into Reading + Math series, this book offers practice in counting by sets of numbers, as well as a very simple text. Wohnoutka's illustrations, pleasing paintings that ably balance fantasy and humor, group the animals cleverly for ease in counting. Good fun as well as good practice for math and reading skills. 2000, Random, $3.99. Gr. 1. (PUBLISHER: Random House (New York:), PUBLISHED: c2000.) Response to Two Reviews: Both of these reviews touch on how this is an easy read for young children to enjoy. The rhyme scheme is easy to follow, and the illustrations are friendly and have the animals formed in a way that are easy to count. Although the book is simple, it does implicate counting by sets of numbers. Both reviews believed that this would be a fun book for children to practice math and reading. Evaluation of Literary Elements: This book was designed for young readers; the illustrations are friendly and colorful. The plot is easy to follow and relatable for young children who have trouble going to sleep the night before school. The theme of the animals is fun and allows the children to have pictures to count along with the book . Consideration of Instructional Application: This book could be made interactive with a velvet board and velvet animals. Children could actually practice putting the animals in sets while counting, as well as taking the animals down off the board and counting backwards. There is also a rhythm to this book that children could make a beat to.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    I really like how simple this book is and how it helps reinforce counting by ones, twos, threes and fours in a memorable poetic story form. It would be easy to learn and recite each page. Although I'd probably do it along side a counting wheel...so kids can also get a visual of counting those ways too...not just rote memorization. I really like how simple this book is and how it helps reinforce counting by ones, twos, threes and fours in a memorable poetic story form. It would be easy to learn and recite each page. Although I'd probably do it along side a counting wheel...so kids can also get a visual of counting those ways too...not just rote memorization.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jailenne

    I really liked this book when I was small because when I coudn't go to sleep my mom use to read it to me and that will help me go to sleep!!!!!!! :) I really liked this book when I was small because when I coudn't go to sleep my mom use to read it to me and that will help me go to sleep!!!!!!! :)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Meg McGregor

    A whimsical and wonderfully creative way for children to learn their numbers by counting sheep, monkeys, bees, and kangaroos.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Carver

  6. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

  8. 5 out of 5

    Erica

  9. 5 out of 5

    Raras

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ramya Sukardi

  11. 5 out of 5

    Novelynne

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hudson Otte

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandstardust

  14. 4 out of 5

    Emily

  15. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Ferreira

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cecile

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

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    Anna Denomey

  20. 4 out of 5

    Susan

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jacob

  22. 5 out of 5

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    Syd

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marcy Turner

  25. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cat

  27. 4 out of 5

    Felix Washington

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ivan

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kaulin

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gitta

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