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ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson


First Number Rhymes

by Roberta Arenson & illustrated by Roberta Arenson

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1998
ISBN: 1-901223-99-X
Publisher: Barefoot Books

With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. These are the chants children love: “There were ten in a bed, and the little one said,” and “One, two, three, four, five,/Once I caught a fish alive,” to name two. “As I was going to St. Ives” appears with such familiar finger plays as “Here is the bee hive.” Whether children will learn counting from this collection is dubious; that they’ll have fun with the rhymes is not. A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)