Tundra, 2017 (2017)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
s a mathematician, I appreciate any picture book that communicates the notion of classes of objects, which Marthe Jocelyn's
does very well. It opens '
Sam's things are in a heap. Time to tidy up.
' But how?
am counts legs on stuffed animals that have them. He separates rocks and round things from those that come in pairs. He matches objects that rhyme (like
); striped things; those with dots and holes; and sorts by color.
hen he starts making up categories, like
- the reader is challenged to add to them. I liked this one - '
Some things Sam bites. And some things bite Sam.
am's sorting gives him ideas for play, which takes us back to the beginning - things in a heap! This time, after he sorts, we're given a counting challenge: '
How many categories? How many things?
' This counting book is a clever one.
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