"Rooster's Off to See the World" is a captivating picture book from Eric Carle, author-illustrator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", which teaches young children basic numeracy through a delightful story about an adventurous rooster.
One fine morning, a rooster decided he wanted to travel.
Along the way, he is joined by two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish, all eager to see the world.
But they discover travelling is harder work than they thought.
With his colourful collages and entertaining story, Eric Carle introduces children to the meaning of numbers, number sets and simple addition and subtraction.
Eric Carle is an award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator of books for very young children.
His books include the much-loved classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", "The Mixed-Up Chameleon", "Today is Monday", "Draw Me a Star", "The Very Busy Spider" and "The Bad-Tempered Ladybird".
His most famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 50 different languages; several enhanced editions of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" are available from Puffin.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/05/1996
- Category: Picture books
- ISBN: 9780140556780
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Review by KelseyAnnB
Cute book. I love the illustrations (Eric Carle is one of my favorites from my own childhood), but I would have liked to see the numbers displayed visually (4) as opposed to just written out (4). While the written words are useful for children who are working on story problems in math class, I believe that with illustrations of the numbers this book could also be beneficial to those children who are just starting to count.