Some field mice are off to find some food. They keep finding it, but keep losing some too as they encounter crows, a fish, an owl, and other animals that make getting difficult home. In the end they are safe back in their home with enough dinner for everyone.
"How Many Mice?" by Michael Garland was a fun tale of counting, addition, and subtraction. The illustration technique (also by Michael Garland) was a unique 2-D cut-out looking style that was something different from the usual. My kids had fun counting the different foods.
Book for Children Ages: 2 years old to 5 years old
Activities for Kids:
- Choose your favorite fruit of vegetable for snack. Count how many pieces you have. Practing adding and subtracting as you eat some and add more to the plate. Snack time and math time all in one.
- Make your own matching game. Use 3x5 cards for the cards, then write a number on each one. Find pictures in magazines of different things (cats, apples, etc.) and cut them out. Glue the number of things on the cards that matches the numbers. Or draw your own pictures. To make this easier for smaller children just draw the number of dots to match the number. Make sure to make two of each number. Then turn them all over and play matching to find the numbers that are the same.
- Visit a pet store or farm and see all the different animals. What do they eat? Where do they sleep? How many can you count?
Children's Book Review Rating: 3.5 Stars