Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide from a "big, hungry creature." Octavia, however, just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark shows up looking for his dinner? This creative book introduces basic colors along with the camouflage techniques of various sea animals - a great introduction to marine biology! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about octopuses and animal camouflage and protection. The craft uses primary colors (paint or tissue paper) to help children learn about blending colors.
Help the people in this book pack their bags for a trip to the beach. Learn what happens when we join sets.
Is a ladybug longer or shorter than a dragonfly? Compare the lengths of insects!
You can find different kinds of patterns in the world around you. See where we found patterns!
See how we use numbers, tallies, and charts to share information about the things our families like to do.
Do size and shape change when you flip, slide, or turn an object? Find answers when you read about size and shape.
Each kind of coin has a different value. Find out how much pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters are worth.
Many foods have the same color, but do they have the same taste?
Signs help us stay safe and find our way. Do you know how to read the signs?
Can you tell which things are bigger or smaller? Read to compare and classify at home and in nature.
Do you know the different types of shapes? See if you can paint them, too!
Take a walk through town. Learn how to estimate and compare.
There are many patterns at the beach. See if you can find them!
What is on the desk? How will these things be sorted?
Shapes can be seen everywhere we go. What shapes can you see?
We can see shapes are everywhere. What shapes can you see?
Animals have different patterns. Read this book to see who has stripes!
Some pets are big. Some pets are little. Can you compare the pets in this book?
Colors explode off the page in this energetic, jazzy picture book introducing readers to colors in both English and Spanish. In a style brimming with rhythm and syncopation, author Sherry Shahan introduces nine colors by interweaving images and dance steps. Ecuadoran artist Paula Barragns illustrations capture the rhythm and vivacity of the text. This book, which Publishers Weekly called a feast for the eyes and ears, received a NAPPA Gold Award and was featured on the PBS Kids program "Between the Lions".
Posey Prefers Pink introduces an "it-must-be-pink" little girl named Posey and her patient-about-pink family. The story uses a lot of "p-word" alliteration in conveying Posey's preferences for pink furniture and decor, foods, clothes, and toys. She will throw a pink-hot tantrum when her parents try to insist on incorporating other colors into her clothing or food choices. But during a trip to the mall Posey surprises everyone--especially herself--when she suddenly prefers...a purple dress!
This is a delightfully messy story of making mud pies. Introduces some measurement tools such as rulers and yardsticks.