How many Snails?: A Counting Book written by Paul Giganti, Jr. and Illustrated by Donald Crews

Bibliographic Information:  Giganti, P., & Crews, D. (1988). How many snails?: A counting book. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.

Annotation:  Throughout this book, Paul Giganti asked detailed counting questions about objects.  These objects included flowers, fishes, snails, starfishes, dogs, books, cupcakes, and stars.

Genre:  Fiction

Grade Level:  Preschool – 2nd Grade

Interested Readers:  Interested readers could include readers that are interested in counting and noticing different characteristics in objects.

Personal Response and Rating:  I enjoyed this book; I thought that it was a book that students could count, but also decipher different characteristics of objects.  I could also see this book being used in a lesson, and students could make their own questions about certain objects.  I would give this book a 5/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  How many sail boats were there in the book?

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