Author: C.C. Cameron
Illustrator: Grace Lin
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 2003
Genre: Concept Book, Math, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K-2
Overview: Two friends, a hippo and an alligator, learn the fundamentals of counting and the concept of sharing in this vividly illustrated book. Using familiar items, cookies and cars, the two friends learn what happens when you give and take away and the value of sharing things equally. The simple illustrations leap off of the page and excite the reader.
Activity: After reading the book, use physical objects such as cookies and cars to illustrate the math concepts of addition and subtraction and the idea of keeping things equal to share.
Reviewer’s Name: Alison Jakovics