Anno's Counting Book

By: Anno, Mitsumasa

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Every child is a natural mathematician, according to Mitsumasa Anno. Children start to count long before they learn their ABC's, for they are constantly comparing and classifying things and events they observe around them. As they try to bring sense and order into what they observe, they are actually performing basic mathematical feats.

In this book, Mitsumasa Anno, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet, invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination-this time into the world of numbers and counting. Gentle watercolor pictures show a landscape changing through the various times of day and the turning seasons, months and years, and the activities of the people and animals who come to live there. But the seemingly simple plan of the book is deceptive: look more carefully and you will see one-to-one correspondences; groups and sets; scales and tabulations; changes over time periods; and many other mathematical relationships as they occur in natural, everyday living. Just as our forebears developed our number system from observing the order of nature, the reader is subtly led to see and understand the real meaning of numbers.

Look at this book and look again. Each time you do so, you will find another application of a natural mathematical concept that you had not noticed before.

Title: Anno's Counting Book

Author Name: Anno, Mitsumasa

Illustrator: Anno, Mitsumasa

Categories: Book, Children's,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Thomas Crowell Co: 1977

ISBN Number: 069001287x

ISBN Number 13: 9780690012873

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good + Jacket

Seller ID: 003884

Description: First American Edition. Jacket has 1/4" closed tear on edge, otherwise, clean and crisp.. "An excellent introduction to number systems that is a beautiful wordless picture book as well. . . . Over the course of a year (each picture represents a month and time of day) a little town grows up with viewers witnessing the building of bridges, streets, and railroads. . . . Extraordinary lovely artwork".--School Library Journal. ALA Notable Children's Book. Show Less

Keywords: COUNTING JUVENILE LITERATURE BOOKS NONFICTION