Sunday, December 15, 2019

April Sayre’s Book One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab

Fifty is five crabs…
or ten dogs and a crab.

Awards & Recognition
  • 2004 Notable Book, (One of twelve picture books for the entire year!) -American Library Association
  • A Blue Ribbon Book, -Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
  • Best Books of 2003 -Bank Street College of Education
  • W.O.W. Award -National Literacy Association's Quality Control Panel, Great Britain
  • Children's Literature Choice List 2004
  • "Contrary to what the title says, this is more than just a counting book. This book illustrated other numerical principles such as number bonds and addition through counting the feet of different living things. One of the best qualities of this book is that it includes numbers greater than ten." -Practical Preschool, October 2003
  • "This should appeal to many age groups the very young for the visual delight, through those just learning to count to ten, to those on to multiplication." -Philippa Logan, The Oxford Times
Teaching Resources
  • Download ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB worksheets. Worksheet I simple math Worksheet II intermediate math Worksheet III advanced problem solving *the above files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be viewed and downloaded.
  • Snail Worksheets
Readers’ Comments

3 Responses to “One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab”

  1. Learnmeet! Says:

    […] 2 students sharing their Numeracy learning by telling us about the book ‘One is a Snail and Ten is a Crab‘ and then posing a question to the rest of us – “How many ways can you make 24 by […]

  2. Math Picture Book Post #4: One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab | Reflections in the Why Says:

    […] of my favourite read alouds is One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab.┬áIn April Pulley Sayre’s “counting by feet book,” one is a snail, two is a […]

  3. Week 34 @npeslearningcommons | Library Goddess Says:

    […] started an Ocean unit with my Kindergarten classes. This week, I read One is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre. I love this book! It’s a fun read aloud and a great math […]

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Grade Range:
K to 5

Publish Date:
Fall, 2003


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