Twenty is Too Many by Kate Duke

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Twenty guinea pigs can be too many--especially if all of them are crammed on a small and tipsy boat. In this charming and boisterous book about subtraction, the guinea pigs begin to jump ship, each in his or her own funny and unique way. While children follow the story of the ever-shrinking gang of guinea pigs, they can count the furry pals leaping on and around oversized numerals representing the number of cavorting cavies on the page. A simple equation that shows the subtraction is printed along the bottom of each spread, reinforcing the concept.

Like its successful predecessor, One Guinea Pig Is Not Enough, this book tells a story while teaching a number concept. The irresistible artwork bursts with action, color, humor, and clever details that readers have come to expect from the beloved Kate Duke.

About Kate Duke

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Kate Duke has illustrated many popular books for children, including Let's Go Dinosaur Tracking by Miriam Schlein. Ms Duke lives in New Haven, CT.
Published July 10, 2000 by Dutton Juvenile. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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In this sequel to One Guinea Pig is Not Enough (1998), Duke serves up a romp with subtraction instead of addition concepts.

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The irrepressible and mathematically driven guinea pigs are back, and the teaching of subtraction is the better for it. This time, the roly-poly rodents start out on a ship that threatens to sink if t

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Fortunately, 10 guinea pigs go for a swim right off the bat: ""Twenty sinking guinea pigs minus ten diving guinea pigs leaves ten floating guinea pigs."" Duke next reduces her group one by one, as a story unfolds the characters' arrival at a desert island, where they discover a hidden treasure an...

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