How Many Beads? by Nicola Edwards, illustrated by Thomas Elliott

How Many Beads? My World series by Nicola Edwards, illustrated by Thomas Elliott. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680106824

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Format: Board book

What did you like about the book:   A fun interactive measuring and counting story for little ones to explore scale in real world settings and develop mathematical skills.  Part of the My World series inspired by the Montessori School of Education, this book includes practical hands-on learning while exploring topics in unique and creative ways.    Each of the six scenes include opportunities to explore, count, and compare.  At home you will measure which is the tallest household object and count items found in the house.  In the sea you will discover which sea creature is the longest and count sea creatures found in the ocean.  In the yard you will determine which thing is too big to fit in the shed and count creatures.  Around town you will measure people and buildings to decide which is taller and count things found around town.  Treasures found in nature are measured to see what is the smallest and how many.  Finally, at night you will compare which animals are small enough to fit in the tent and count ones you can find.  

There is a colorful string of beads to measure objects and things to count.  The
“I Spy”-inspired pages include colorful illustrations and simple text that are sure to engage and excite young readers.  

Anything you didn’t like about it? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? This is a fun and exciting way to practice measuring and counting at home with your little one while reading together.

Who should buy this book?  Preschools, day cares, home and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  November 11, 2021

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