Quack and Count by Keith Baker

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Keith Baker’s playful, rhyming text and bold collage illustrations capture the excitement of a day’s adventure as a family of lively ducklings slip, slide, leap, and dive--grouping themselves in all the different combinations that add up to seven. Addition has never been more fun!
 

About Keith Baker

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KEITH BAKER has written and illustrated many adored picture books, among them Little Green, Big Fat Hen, and Who Is the Beast? He lives in Seattle, Washington.
 
Published August 2, 1999 by Harcourt Children's Books. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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Baker (Big Fat Hen, 1994, etc.) engages in more number play, posing ducklings in every combination of groups, e.g., “Splashing as they leap and dive/7 ducklings, 2 plus 5.” Using a great array of streaked and dappled papers, Baker creates a series of leafy collage scenes for the noisy, exuberant ...

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"Seven ducklings splash and play in different combinations that introduce basic addition.

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In Quack and Count, seven ducklings splash and play in different combinations that introduce basic addition: ""7 ducklings, 5 plus 2/ Playing games of peekaboo."" Collage art fills the jungle and pond life scenes with a riot of colors and textures.

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For example, the lines ""Splashing as they leap and dive/ 7 ducklings, 2 plus 5"" clarify a picture of two ducks diving into a pond to join five that are already swimming on the other page;

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