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Now available in paperback, this lively concept book shows that the world around us is filled with things to count. Three are the dim sum carts filled with yummy treats, eight are the candles on a birthday cake. With brilliantly colored illustrations, an ear-pleasing text, and an informative glossary, this truly multicultural book will make counting a fun part of every chiNow available in paperback, this lively concept book shows that the world around us is filled with things to count. Three are the dim sum carts filled with yummy treats, eight are the candles on a birthday cake. With brilliantly colored illustrations, an ear-pleasing text, and an informative glossary, this truly multicultural book will make counting a fun part of every child's day!...

Title : One Is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers
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ISBN : 9780811864824
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 36 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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One Is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers Reviews

  • Viridiana Rico
    2019-02-11 00:47

    I love this book because it shows a different cultural that children can learn the different foods that they introduce in the book. Moreover, children can learn that anywhere they go they can count things that are around them. The book talks about the four seasons as well which are spring, summer, fall and winter. I can ask children what season is there favorite and why. The book is also a counting book with rhyming words which I believe is great for young children. The numbers go all the way to ten. The color in the illustrations are very colorful.

  • EclStorytellers
    2019-01-26 06:43

    Sing to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

  • Tracey
    2019-01-28 08:06

    diverse picture book (Chinese festivities--New Year, Dragon Boats, Eight Immortals, etc./Counting; preschoolers 3 and up)* Features diverse characters: lots of Asian-looking characters, as you'd expect, but quite a few darker-skinned kids (as well as light-skinned Caucasians) are included in the festivities. A lot of the things pictured may take some explaining, even among kids of Asian descent, so I feel that it's more a book for showcasing Chinese culture than it is about counting, though there half of the pictures will be universally recognized (9 kids playing in the sprinklers, 8 eating birthday cake, 6 on a merry-go-round.* Suitable for preschool storytime. Too much for toddlers, but preschool-Kindergarten, sure. This might be a good one for when you're looking for Lunar New Year books. It could also work for the "counting" theme, since the objects are colorful and mostly large enough to be countable by the crowd.

  • Libby Erwood
    2019-01-28 01:48

    One is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong was a book you can tell immediately was written for a purpose rather than for pure entertainment. The book goes page by page with a different counting number, and shows pictures that show that counting number, whether its talking about pairs of feet or how many food items there are. I like this book because it would be a good for classroom involvement and helping with their understanding of basic counting numbers, but the pictures relating to each number could have been done in a much better way, I personally believe. I also liked how they had a clear incorporation of Chinese culture, which added something new and entertaining to the book. Most children at the reading level appropriate for this book might not know a lot about china and their culture, and I think it is cool that this book could be a segway into a whole new world of information.There are a few main purposes behind the reasons to incorporate this book into a classroom setting. First, and most obvious, this book could be used for kindergarten through first grade students in their stages of learning the counting numbers. Having pictures that go with each number would be highly beneficial for the students and give them a picture to relate to a number they might have confusion with. Second, this book incorporates a lot of Chinese culture, which would most likely be new and exciting to students and give them a new look at numbers if they already have a firm grasp on them. This book gets students involved and as a teacher you could have them give suggestions how numbers are shown within the classroom or just their previous knowledge. The word choice of this book was another aspect that was beneficial because it incorporates Chinese words into the content, such as dim sum and mahjong. This also provides a good opportunity for students to learn new words create a new understanding on words they might previously have known.

  • Lexi.vernaglia
    2019-01-25 08:48

    In this book each page had it’s own story. It didn’t have a legit story line throughout the entire book. It was also written in poem from which I think would attract the attention of the kids with the rhyming. However I personally was not all too impressed with this book. I found the pages to be confusing for a kid who was just starting to learn to count. They were very busy and sometimes had things of multiple numbers not just the number that the page was talking about. For example the number five; for this number the page was talking about five balls on the stick that she was eating, however there were three balls of ice cream, three balls in a bowl, a watermelon, hotdogs, things like that. Not every page was as confusing as this one but many of them were. It just seemed to me like it could confuse and frustrate a child who is just starting to count.

  • Eva Leger
    2019-02-13 05:02

    We don't usually read "number" books anymore but this doesn't have to be considered a number/counting book. There is a nice section at the end of the book with definitions/explanations for some of the terms in the book, examples are 'Dim Sum', 'Mahjong', and Dragon Boats' along with a few others. Grace Lin's illustrations are cheerful and bright and oh so engaging for children and adults. They almost beg you to keep looking. I wouldn't check it out again or go to buy it for our own collection but it was a quick, fun read for us this afternoon.

  • Shayla Drumm
    2019-02-22 06:02

    This is an excellent book to introduce some Chinese culture to children while learning about numbers. The illustrations are beautiful and the children depicted in the story are multi-cultural. In the back cover there are definitions of some different chinese terms introduced. The children I read this book to enjoyed all aspects of the story.

  • Ashley Whiteley
    2019-02-17 04:00

    Putting history and counting all in one book,interesting! It is simple to understand and is a very simple read. The repetition in the story makes it flow and fun to read. I like the bright colors in the book as well. Then at the end there is a glossary of words that we might not get because they are specific for that culture, this is perfect for children.

  • Dolly
    2019-01-26 03:00

    This is a fun counting book that highlights Chinese culture. It is one of a series of books by the same author that all have an educational and cultural theme. Our girls enjoyed this book, and it's great for beginning readers. Also, our girls enjoy watching this book read aloud on the "Tumblebooks" online audiobook site (

  • Janet
    2019-02-13 01:46

    Many Asian items to count in this book as well as non Asian. Will give young ones a peak into Asian culture. A brief page telling about some Asian items and customs is included. The book has a definite energy to it which may inspire children to run, play and find items to count.

  • Crysta Hall
    2019-01-31 05:53

    Very well made counting book. Unlike most counting books, this one gave more than one example to go along with the numbers. I liked that and the pictures were very culturally aware and fun. Great book for small children.

  • Dianna
    2019-02-07 07:44

    Nice counting book featuring Chinese-American culture. Once again, I love the backgrounds on the pictures by illustrator Grace Lin.

  • Sarah Adamson
    2019-02-02 07:06

    This is a nice book about counting things in the world around us up to 10. It incorporates a lot of Chinese culture - dragon boats, fish balls, mahJong. A nicely illustrated and well told book. Just wish it went higher!

  • Gianna Romo
    2019-01-25 05:45

    This book has beautiful illustrations and shows children that counting is essential in everyday life. This book also introduces children to new cultural items such as dim sum carts, bamboo stalks, etc.

  • Lindsay
    2019-02-04 00:50

    rhyming counting book - china-inspired

  • Shelly
    2019-01-25 06:52

    Cute number book. Uses chinese things. great rhyming.

  • Emilia P
    2019-02-10 04:48

    This book is just ok! Dragon boats! Chinese Americans! Counting is kind of fun! But eh, pretty simple stuff.

  • Sandra
    2019-02-15 00:44

    A counting book with a Chinese influence.

  • Julie
    2019-02-01 07:03

    A fun and vivid counting book, with multicultural, bold illustrations and an emphasis on Chinese culture.

  • Carmela
    2019-02-22 09:03

    Great rhyming. Great illustrations.

  • Jeremiah
    2019-01-26 03:01

    I've read this to my kids a gazillion times. It blends counting, chinese culture, and illustrations with striking color....I'm kind of sick of it; but they love it.