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Flowers by Number

Written by David R. Shapiro | Illustrated by Hayley Vair

Flowers by Number is a traditional number book – with a twist! Count petals, count parts or count the flowers themselves! Flowers by Number counts to ten while introducing wild flowers to the someday botanist or flower appreciator. From skunk cabbage to lupine, this flower journey has something for everyone from the playful youngster to the nature enthusiast. Entertainingly written, each page includes the common and Latin names of the flower, as well as some attributing description. The beautiful colorful illustrations are helpful in learning to recognize and identify the flowers.

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-9844422-8-7
Size: 9 x 9
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32 Full color, illustrated pages
Category: Children/Flowers & Plants; Concepts/Counting & Numbers
Lexile ® Measure: AD 810L
Age: 4 and up

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From the Little Naturalist © Series

“Whether used for practicing numbers, appreciating nature through art, or learning to identify wild flowers, Flowers by Number is a book to be enjoyed by parents and their children together.” — Portland Book Review

“Beatifully illustrated by Hayley Vair, each page displays a delicate flower that is distinguished by its locale, season, or number of petals. Numbered from zero to ten, no flowers appear in the snowy winter, but come spring and one yellow flag of skunk cabbage emerges. Trillium is noted for its three flowers. Find some salmonberry flowers by a stream and count five petals. Follow the starflowers, lillies, cacti, lupine, and other plants displayed and numbers associated with them. The illustrations deserve to be framed and will certainly serve as models for finger paintings. What a delightful, magical way to combine nature and numbers for the young learners. Meanwhile, adults can focus on the Latin genus and species identification for these common wildflowers.” — San Francisco Book Review/City Book Review

“I like the variety of flowers in this book. The first flower is skunk cabbage. Other flowers include prickly pear cactus, salmonberry, and Pacific starflower. There are some familiar flowers like lupine and yarrow, but also many species that most readers may not recognize. Another aspect of the text is the use of figurative language like similes. Yarrow stands tall ‘like soldiers of summer.’ The lupine ‘howl in purple.’ In the back of the book, the flowers are reviewed in a pictograph manner which would be great to show during a math lesson on data. — NC Teacher Stuff

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