One Hundred Shoes

One Hundred Shoes

By Charles Ghigna; Bob Staake (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375821783, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2002


Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.

About the Author
Charles Ghigna (also known as Father Goose(R)) is the author of more than 100 award-winning books for children and adults from Random House, Capstone, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Charlesbridge and other publishers. Charles lives and writes in a tree house in Homewood, Alabama. For more information, visit

Bob Staake has written and/or illustrated more than sixty books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. He has been a cover artist for The New Yorker since 2006, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named the Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts