Tuesday, May 30, 2017

STACK THE CATS by Susie Ghahremani.  New York: Abrams Appleseed, 2017.  32p.  ISBN 978-1419723490 hc. $14.99     Gr. K-2    E PIC

This clever counting book uses cute, stylized cats with big eyes to make the point that some items cannot be stacked without consequence.  Readers who use their prior experience with pets, the laws of physics, and mathematic concepts can solve the problem of how to count cats by dividing them into groups to reach the magic number of 10.  Just as real cats would move around the room, the groups in the book move around into new combinations as they are subtracted from 10.  Teachers may want to combine this book with classroom manipulatives for math lessons that will be fun and memorable.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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