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The Counting Race [Paperback]

By Margaret McNamara (Author) & Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Counting Race by Margaret McNamara & Mike Gordon...

When Mrs. Connor challenges the Robin Hill School children to find a way to count from one to ten in less than one second, her students must come up with a clever plan, in an easy reader tale about teamwork, friendship, and cooperation. Simultaneous.

Publishers Description
Level 1: Starting to Read
- Simple stories
- Increased vocabulary
- Longer sentences
Mrs. Connor's first-grade class is having a counting race They're trying to count from one to ten in less than a second. But no one is fast enough to get all the way to ten before time is up. That is, until the first graders work together to come up with a faster way to count

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Counting Race by Margaret McNamara & Mike Gordon has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 72
  • School Library Journal - 07/01/2003 page 101
  • Booklist - 07/01/2003 page 1900
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 72

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Aladdin
Pages   31
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2003
Publisher   Aladdin
Age  4-6
ISBN  0689855397  
ISBN13  9780689855399  
UPC  076714003996  

Availability  7 units.
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More About Margaret McNamara & Mike Gordon

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MARGARET MCNAMARA is the author of "How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, " called "illuminating" by "Family Fun" magazine and recommended as "a first-purchase consideration" by "School Library Journal." She is also the author of the popular Robin Hill School early reader series, one of which, "The Pumpkin Patch, " was awarded the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award-Gold. She lives in New York City.
MARK FEARING has created award-winning editorial cartoons, animated shorts that have appeared on Nickelodeon and G4, and was a production manager for Walt Disney Television Animation. He is also the illustrator of" The Book that Eats People" by John Perry, called "irresistible" by "Publishers Weekly" and a "hilariously dark story" by "School Library Journal." He lives outside Portland, Oregon. Visit him at

Margaret McNamara has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Eloise Books
  2. Ready-To-Read Robin Hill School - Level 1 (Paperback)
  3. Robin Hill School (Prebound)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Counting
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about The Counting Race?

Good for 1st grader who is not an early reader  Mar 7, 2007
This book was good for my son who is in 1st grade, but not an early reader. The story line, as in the entire series, is slightly different from other early readers. In this case, the children brainstorm in order to count to 10 in one second. While the book is solid, it does not have as strong a story line as some of the others in the series. My son was proud to be able to read the book. The illustrations are good and there is a lot of detail worthy of discussion. At the same time, it is relatively simple and not one a child would want to read over and over. Get free shipping and share the book with other children or donate to the class. I highly recommend the Robin Hill School series by Margaret McNamara.

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