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Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives By Lola M. Schaefer

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives, by Lola Schaefer | Book Review

Tenley Peck | The Children’s Book Review | September 26, 2014

Lifetime: Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives By Lola M. SchaeferThe Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives

By Lola Schaefer; Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

Hardcover Book: 40 pages

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 24, 2013)

ISBN: 978-1-4521-0714-1

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.

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives By Lola M. Schaefer

Illustration copyright © 2013 by Christopher Silas Neal from “Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives”

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!

Add this book to your collection: Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animals’ Lives

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 0-3Animal Books, and Board Books categories to discover more great books for sharing with the youngest readers and listeners.

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Tenley Peck and her husband, Rob are in the process of adopting a little girl from China. Currently, she is a proud parent to a very furry 7 year old Chow Chow named Walker. He enjoys children’s books featuring rabbits and squirrels (the more realistic the illustrations the better) and he especially likes scratch and sniff books. Tenley is a former Program Manager, responsible for marketing content and program management for a major distributor in the promotional products space. She has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University and a Bachelors in Business from the University of Washington. Now, she is the CEO of the Peck Household. She likes to cook, bake, travel, spend time with family and friends, decorate, and walk her adorable dog Walker.

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