Those Calculating Crows by Ali Wakefield

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The concept of mathematics is presented in a series of simple arithmetic problems and the enjoyable tale of Farmer Roy and his battle to rid his farm of a flock of pesky crows who are ruining his potentially successful corn crop.

About Ali Wakefield

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CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including several for Lee & Low Books. Dreaming Up is the second book for which she is also the author. As an art educator, Hale has introduced young readers to the lives and works of many artists through Instructor magazine's Masterpiece of the Month feature and accompanying workshops. Hale lives with her husband and their daughter in Palo Alto, California.
Published August 1, 1996 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Based on an experiment that determined crows could count, this tale will have readers as baffled as Roy is, and just as satisfied when he sends off a few warning shots into the sky, scaring those calculating crows off for good.

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Hale's (Juan Bobo and the Pig) witty gouaches are all but wasted on this faltering tale, allegedly based on an experiment proving that crows can count up to seven.

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