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Apple Countdown

Joan Holub, Jan Smith (Illustrator)


List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/2009)
Library Binding (7/26/2012)


Field trip today—to the apple farm! Count 20 name tags, 19 kids on the bus, and 18 miles to the farm. There are 14 cows and 13 ducks (10 white and 3 black) and 12 rows of apple trees. Count the apples in your sack, count 3 pies to eat (divided into 20 pieces), and all too soon it's 2 p.m., time to go! But wait—Lee has a number 1 surprise. Joan Holub’s creative countdown, from 20 to 1, includes grouping and simple addition. Her multicultural students enjoy all that the apple farm has to offer, from counting the cows and ducks to picking different varieties of apples. The inside cover of this cheerful book is filled with apple facts.

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807504000, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

About the Author

Joan Holub published her first book in 1997 and has since authored and/or illustrated over one hundred thirty books for children, including Riddle-iculous Math, Pumpkin Countdown, and Twinkle, Star of the Week. Joan now writes full time and lives in North Carolina with her two cats. Jan Smith began professional illustration designing greeting cards and painting signs. Now, she is the illustrator of several children’s books including Miss Bubbles Troubles, and Animals (Look and Find). She lives with her family and her three cats in Nottingham, United Kingdom.