Counting on Fall (Hardcover)

By Lizann Flatt, Ashley Barron (Illustrator)

Owlkids, 9781926973364, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012



As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes -- and much more -- can be found by observing everyday plants and animals.
What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting on Fall, the first title in the Math in Nature series by award-winning author Lizann Flatt, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration. The engaging -What if?- format of this informational picture book is sure to delight five- to seven- year- olds.
Each of the four books in the Math in Nature series will cover one season of the year and one area of the math curriculum. Colorful, cut- paper collage art uniquely evokes the natural world, while two levels of text -- one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem- solve -- bring the reader to a full understanding of the math concept being covered.

About the Author

Lizann Flatt has written many informational books for children, including The Nature Treasury and Let's Go!. A former editor of chickaDEE Magazine, her children's writing has won many honors, including a Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Educational Publishers. She lives in Muskoka, Ontario. Ashley Barron is a Toronto-based illustrator who specializes in cut-paper collage. Her award-winning illustrations have appeared in a variety of magazines, children's publications, websites, posters, animations, and set designs. She has a deep appreciation for nature and finds inspiration in the vast Boreal Forest.

Praise For Counting on Fall

Praise for Let's Go!:
"The book is rich in descriptive language and follows a logical timeline . . . a fun selection for reading or browsing and a nice supplement to units on the history of transportation."
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