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by Mitsumasa Anno

ePub Anno's Counting Book download
Author:
Mitsumasa Anno
ISBN13:
978-0370300092
ISBN:
0370300092
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Publisher:
HarperCollins; 1St Edition edition (1977)
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Education & Reference
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What kind of a counting book is this? On the first page all we see is a barren winter landscape-a hazy, blue sky above a hazy, white hill.

What kind of a counting book is this? On the first page all we see is a barren winter landscape-a hazy, blue sky above a hazy, white hill. Nothing to count here.

In this book, Mitsumasa Anno, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet, invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination-this time into the world of numbers and counting. Gentle watercolor pictures show a landscape changing through the various times of day and the turning seasons, months and years, and the activities of the people and animals who come to live there.

First there is an empty field. Then it is January, the 1st month of the year. All alone in the snow strands 1 yellow house. In front, 1 child builds a snowman. Behind the house is 1 tree and 1 black crow. Now, five months later, it is June. There are 6 buildings in the field, 6 children playing, and 6 adults working. One adult tends 6 ducks. Another drives a train with 6 cars. From 1 to 12, through the months of the year, the town grows. More houses and trees and animals and people can be seen - until finally December arrives with all its wintery magic. Truly an excellent book! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. THis is a must have for young children. There is no text and only one number on each page. However, this book is a delight. On page one exactly one of everything appears, on page two you two of more things and on page ten you see ten of many things. As the numbers grow higher the little town grows and the seasons change.

Mitsumasa Anno (安野 光雅, Anno Mitsumasa, born 20 March 1926) is a Japanese illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for picture books with few or no words. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature. Anno was born in 1926 in Tsuwano, a small town in Shimane Prefecture, Japan and grew up there. As a student at a regional high school, he studied art, drawing, and the writings of Hermann Hesse.

Annos Counting Book Mitsumasa Anno 069001287X 9780690012873 An excellent introduction to number systems that is a beautiful wordless picture book as well. Over the course of a year (each picture represents a month and time o. More information. Saved by. Discover Books. Handford, Martin "Where's Wally?" ( aka Where's Waldo? ) - 1987 I was looking for a character starting with W for an "Alphabet Challen. Love these 'Where's Wally?' books - hours of entertainment for the whole family.

With Anno's Counting Book, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination-this time into the world of numbers and counting.

Anno’s Counting Book. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Genre: Fiction Recommended for: Nursery to Early Primary I picked this book because my initial reaction to the cover was that this book looked really cute and upon flipping through it, I discovered it was all illustrations and numbers, no words. This book would be absolutely perfect for new readers who are learning to read and who are learning how to count because there are no words, only numbers and it only counts through the number twelve

A simple, beautiful introduction to math for the youngest readers

Every child is a natural mathematician, according to Mitsumasa Anno. Children are constantly comparing and classifying things and events they observe around them. As they try to bring sense and order into what they observe, they are actually performing basic mathematical feats.

With Anno's Counting Book, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination—this time into the world of numbers and counting.

Gentle watercolor pictures show a landscape changing through the various times of day and the turning seasons, months and years, and the activities of the people and animals who come to live there. But the seemingly simple plan of the book is deceptive: look more carefully and you will see one-to-one correspondences; groups and sets; scales and tabulations; changes over time periods; and many other mathematical relationships as they occur in natural, everyday living. The reader is subtly led to see and understand the real meaning of numbers.

Look at this book and look again. Each time you do so, you will find another application of a natural mathematical concept that you had not noticed before.

  • My children have two of Anno's books, this one as well as Anno's Italy. As an adult, I find the books beautiful in a very clean and simple way. The illustrations in Anno's Counting Book have a very classic look, and there are no words at all. I'm always surprised that my kids continue to request this book at bedtime, since there is really no story. The idea is pretty simple: there are 12 scenes, and scene number one has one of each item. Scene two has two of each item, etc. It took us a minute to realize that the 12 scenes also represent the 12 months of the year. What makes the book work is really the simplicity and universality of the illustrations.

    It's great for younger kids in particular. My three year old just recently started understanding what numbers and counting really mean, so this book is a great way to continue developing his number sense. My five year old gets excited to pick items on each page to count. He's convinced he's going to find the wrong number of items on one of the pages (though he hasn't yet). My seven year old has mostly lost interest at this point.

  • Our second generation is now loving this beautiful, clever, playful book. Although there are no words, the story line is a delight. A watercolored village develops one page to the next starting with 0 and ending with 12. The pictures add one item in each category for each new number, building on the previous scene. Readers can find and count buildings, children, adults, pine trees, cherry trees, and an assortment of animals. In addition, in a lovely subtle manner, the four northern hemisphere seasons pass from January to December. The details of adult and child activities through time and seasons can be noted. Anno's creativity in this genre is unsurpassed. For my children, and now for my grandson, this book evokes fascination on several levels both aesthetic and intellectual. Start using it as a baby word book, and it will last as a joy throughout early childhood. Not every baby book must be a board book. Teaching children to turn pages gently is easy to do and adds to the amazing, shared experience.

  • I found this book on a recommended Early Math reading list posted on the PBS Parents website.

    Since there are no words in this book, there is nothing to actually read to your child. But it is likely one of the longest 12 page books I've read. And it is by far the most significant number book my 3 year old has read.

    Anno uses a town to depict and define numbers 0-12, the seasons, and the months of the year. The seasons and months are recognizeable, but not the focus like the numbers are. For the number 0, you see a blank landscape with a small river. When the child turns the page, he sees a large number 1 on the right side of the book and in the landscape one lone building, one tree, one sun, one snowman.... There is also a set of blocks on the left side of the book, with one block colored in. Thus, the child can see the number 1 represented as a numeral, as a block (of a set of 10), and as an object (one building, one tree, one person). As you turn the pages and the numbers increase, a village forms. The final page is the number 12 -- a full village at Christmas time, complete with 12 reindeer in the sky.

    As a parent, I enjoy having my daughter "read" to me. But I am most amazed by how the book has helped her to grasp the concept of numbers. As she explained, "0, Mommy. Because there's nothing there."

  • A truly original concept picture book. Unlike most counting concept books that only show one item type (like 2 balls on the page about 2) this book has many items to count on each number page (3 trees, 3 trains, 3 cows, etc, on the pages about the number 3). You have to search around to find each of the items because the author moves the items around each time. :) Yes, it's not as flashy, but it's got what really counts!

  • I absolutely love this book. No words makes this a great book for parents with dyslexia. It also allows for children to concentrate on the pictures and counting while making up their own stories. My children has this book when they were young, my grandchildren have a copy of this book and I use the book at work as I work with children. Check out Anno's other books too.

  • Our district started to use Marh Expressions for our Kinder math. After using the teacher's guide, I quickly saw several repeated references to this book. I think the math company should have shipped the materials we needed instead of making each teacher try to find their own copies. I couldn't find this book nearby but I'm delighted to find it on Amazon.

    You solved my problem for a reasonable price. The big book pictures and numbers are large enough to be easily seen when my students come to the rug for a lesson.

  • Mitsumasa Anno creates graceful children's picture books that are more evocative than prose and more elegant than poetry. In this counting book, the author/illustrator allows the concepts of number, sets and arithmetic progression to unfold in pages, numbered one to twelve, that also correspond to the first through twelfth month.
    Seasons evolve as a little town grows, children play, trees appear, animals pass through, and the clock marks the hours.
    Like Anno's other books, this little gem can be enjoyed year after year as children (and adults) continue to find more complex concepts as their cognitive understanding matures.

  • What an awesome counting book, with multiple math applications! Even my older kids enjoy pouring over the book and noticing math at the same time!