Counting Our Way to the 100th Day!
Betsy Franco-Feeney, Mary Mapes Dodge. Margaret K. McElderry Books, $17.99 (48pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84793-6
As with their Mathematickles, Counting Our Way to the 100th Day! by Betsy Franco, illus. by Steven Salerno, collects poems and pictures that flirt with math and language. Here, 100% of the poems in this book (targeted at teachers) reference the numeral, with the idea that one poem can be read each day of school, until Day 100. Goofiness abounds, as with ""Rhyming,"" which posits: ""I listed the words/ that rhyme with one hundred, '/ and all I came up with/ is lightning and thundred.' "" .
Reviewed on: 06/28/2004