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Tang, Greg.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2001.
IL 3-6, RL 4.9
ISBN 043921033X
Can you count?  It's easy, isnít it, especially when there are pictures showing all the items you are asked to count.  However in this book you are going to be asked to count in ways that you never thought about.  To add more fun, there is a poem with each illustration.  Letís try one:

Sweet Cherries
                           Apples are crabby, berries are blue
                           Cherries are sweet and so are you!
                           How many cherries do you see?
                           Please donít count them separately
                           Pair the cherries bunch by bunch
                           Add them quick before theyíre punch!

       For a fun game, read each riddle to solve its puzzle!  (Jean Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003)

SUBJECTS:     Mathematical recreations.
                        Word problems (Mathematics)


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