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- DescriptionIn this simple and clever picture book from Nicholas Oldland, small children will have fun counting backward, as they're introduced to different disaurs grouped from ten to two, and a final, single disaur. Then, in a unique twist, the book goes on to ?zero? disaurs as well (because ?they're extinct, silly!?). Each number gets its own two-page spread, where it is both written as a numeral and spelled out as a word within the illustration's description (for example, ?ten striding velociraptors?). The disaur names are appropriately long and tongue-twisting, one of the things young children love about disaurs --- but t to worry, there's a pronunciation guide at the end of the book! And the disaurs are all actively engaged, ?sauntering? and ?soaring, ? ?rearing? and ?roaring.? A couple of spreads offer clues to something extra on the page to search for (a ?looming predator? on one, ?and what's that flying overhead on ather), to keep the counting activity fun and t too repetitive. Oldland's fresh, playful and lively artwork will keep young eyes engaged, an important task as they begin to learn to count. This book is an excellent choice for an interactive preschool or kindergarten early numeracy or counting lesson. It also works for first lessons on prehistoric animals or on animal biology in general (herbivores and carnivores are both mentioned, for example). And it makes a terrific vocabulary stretcher, as children use visual cues to figure out what it means that a tyransaurus is ?towering? or a stegosaurus is ?lumbering.?
- Author BiographyNicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.
- Author(s)Nicholas Oldland
- PublisherKids Can Press
- Date of Publication01/08/2012
- SubjectPre-school & Early Learning
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintKids Can Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width257 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)Nicholas Oldland
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,Picture book,With dust jacket
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