by Stella Blackstone; illustrated by Christopher Cobb
This cute, multicultural counting book features a jet-set granny who travels all over the world buying an increasing number of items from different locales (ie: 5 Swiss cowbells, 7 Russian nesting dolls, 10 llamas). The bouncy rhymes and overall premise is quite fun, but what we really like are the brightly hued folk art illustrations. So lively and fun! End pages map her travels and describe her purchases.
Booklist called it "a cheery, global shopping trip, fun
to read alone and also useful in the classroom." Great for teaching
counting and world geography! This book won the 2005 Practical Pre-School Silver Award for Children's Books!
Interest Level: K-Gr. 3 DRA Level: 20 Lexile Measure: n/a
Grade Level Equiv: 3.2 Guided Reading: L
Below are three sample spreads from inside My Granny Went to Market. While this may not be our favorite book for teaching numbers, we do love the international focus and the vibrant illustrations. If you're using this book for teaching numbers, be sure to stop and count the items mentioned in the text. Otherwise, the numbers concept will be lost in the storyline.
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