Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | September 26, 2014
Hardcover Book: 40 pages
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 24, 2013)
What to expect: Animals, Numbers
Author Lola Schaefer has created another award-winning book in addition to her Just One Bite. This whimsical and educational book combines a love for both animals and numbers, which makes it a great way to get animal lovers excited about math while giving them the opportunity to learn more about the individual animals as well. It provides eleven fascinating examples of how animals experience a specific aspect of their life. For example, it allows children to picture numbers by demonstrating that caribou have on average ten different sets of antlers in their lifetime.
The playfully quaint illustrations are incredibly entertaining and allow the individual child to practice counting and picture numbers. Readers will be in awe on how many 1,000 really is when they see and can count all 1,000 illustrated seahorses on the page. This book is a great resource to help children become more excited about both nature and numbers. It is a wonderful choice for children ages 5 through 8 and will help kids with counting and practicing their mental math skills without even realizing it!
About the Author
Lola M. Schaefer is the author of many books for children and the winner of a Charlotte Zolotow Honor and a Children’s Choice Book Award. She lives in the mountains of north Georgia. Visit her online at www.lolaschaefer.com.
About the Illustrator
Christopher Silas Neal is the illustrator of critically acclaimed books including Over and Under the Snow. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute. Visit him online at www.redsilas.com
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer; Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal, was reviewed by Tenley Peck. Follow along with our Books for Ages 0-3, Animal Books, and Board Books categories to discover more great books for sharing with the youngest readers and listeners.