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The Right Number of Elephants by Jeff…

The Right Number of Elephants

by Jeff Sheppard

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This is a silly book about "the right number" of elephants. It doesn't make much sense. There is no logic to it, but it is funny. Through out the book the reader is told "X" is too many elephants, nut "Y" is just right, without any explanation. The teacher and reader can count the elephants on each page as number recognition practice. ( )
  MorganneLloyd | Sep 3, 2018 |
a little boy is talking about having different number of elephants. a count down from 10 elephants. realizing that 0 elephants is great
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  TUCC | Jan 23, 2017 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, I liked how it was pretty different from most children's books for three reasons: it chose numbers where most books are on the alphabet, it counted backwards, and it did not rhyme. It had a Laura Numeroff style when it repeated the if/then statements that she is famous for using. For example, "but if you just mean to paint the ceiling and there isn't a ladder to be found, then the right number of elephants is..." I also liked how the book was paced. It starts off crazy with all ten elephants and then slows down to a calm with only one elephant. The main idea of this book was to teach number recognition. ( )
  rbanne1 | Oct 18, 2016 |
How many elephants are best for racing? How many should you have if you're going to the beach? This counting book will help you see what the right number of elephants are in every situation. ( )
  tmarks | Mar 15, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064432998, Paperback)

"[In] a joyous twist on the counting-book concept, a girl decides how many elephants are needed to pull a train out of a tunnel, paint the ceiling, go to the beach. . . .Bond's well-executed illustrations [project] a contagious sense of movement. A puckish sense of humor prevails among elephants who skateboard, don sunglasses, act tough, and even wink at the audience." —SLJ.

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A counting book in which a little girl relies on the help of some eager elephants.

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