It’s time once again for Nonna’s Corner and today I want you to meet Annie Aardvark, Mathematician written by Suzie Owen and illustrated by Davina “Viv” Kinney. In this adorable softcover children’s book, we meet Annie who loves to count. Spend the day with her as she counts from one to ten while exploring her environment.Annie Aardvark, Mathematician
by Suzie Olsen
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The story follows Annie, an Aardvark who loves math, on her daily foraging. As Annie sets out on her forage, she decides to count everything she encounters. She zigs and zags through the landscape, stopping to use her nose and tongue to count objects. The effect is amusing sounds as she counts and forages. Join Annie on her math adventure!
Annie is a cute and curious Aardvark who loves to explore and to count things she finds. Today she is playing a counting game and we get to tag along as she finds one thing, two things until she reaches ten things. Annie’s excitement at counting is sure to encourage your child to count along with her. The text is simple and repetitive but also introduces new vocabulary. For example, “What’s next?” Annie wonders. Then she spots four sticks. “One! Two! Three! Four!” Slurp! Slurp! Slurp! Slurp! Princess Sophia found these noises to be funny and quickly repeated them. While I was not a fan as it became more difficult to repeat words like smack and sniff six or seven times, I can see the appeal for a young reader. These noises induce giggles every time we read it.
Annie Aardvark, Mathematician won the Purple Dragonfly Book Award and will help young readers enjoy math and counting.
- Ages: 3-7
- Preschool- second grade