1 Hunter is several
decades old, but since it continues to amuse while it
educates, we are including it here. Your young students will get a real
kick out of knowing something that the character doesn't! In
this title, one very determined hunter sets out on an African hunting
safari, but isn't having much luck. What he doesn't know--but the
audience does--is that there are animals all around him. He walks right
by 2 elephants, then 3 giraffes, then 4 ostriches, then 5 antelopes,
etc... Suspense builds with each turn of the page. Will the silly
hunter ever see any of these animals all around him?
Reading Level: ages 4-8
D.R.A. Level: not available
Lexile Measure: not available
& Rating ALA
Notable Children's Book 1983 Avg
Amazon Rating: (3 reviews)
is a great book for
children who are just learning their numbers from 1 to 10, as each page
shows the numeral and the
corresponding number of animals. While this
may not be our first pick for counting books, it's a classic that has
definitely stood the test
of time and worth checking out.
right is a page from inside the book, to give you an idea of the
illustrations and the comedic premise--that the hunter is so bad
task that he doesn't see the animals right near him (in this
two elephants not so well hidden behind two palm trees). The text is
very minimal, just numerals and nouns like in this example.
We keep holding out hope that
they will issue a new printing of
this book -- with the same pictures and text but updated print quality.
Regardless, it's still a fun book that kids seem to really enjoy.
Click the link above to
book listing on Amazon.com.