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by Bruce McMillan

eBook Counting Wildflowers download ISBN: 0688028608
Author: Bruce McMillan
Publisher: William Morrow & Co (May 1, 1986)
Language: English
Pages: 26
ePub: 1828 kb
Fb2: 1583 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Nature and How It Works

Counting Wildflowers book.

Counting Wildflowers book.

First published, 1986, New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books.

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Bruce McMillan VWS (Vermont Watercolor Society) (May 10, 1947- ) is a contemporary American author of children books, a photo-illustrator and watercolor artist living in Shapleigh, Maine. Born in Massachusetts, he grew up in Bangor, Maine, and Kennebunk, Maine. He received a degree in biology from the University of Maine

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Bruce McMillan (born in 1947) is a contemporary American author of children books and a photo-illustrator living in Shapleigh, Maine. Born in Massachusetts, he grew up in Bangor, Maine, and Kennebunkport, Maine, and received a degree in biology from the University of Maine  . Counting Wildflowers, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1986, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1984. Here a Chick, There a Chick, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1983.

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Young children learn to count from one to twenty, name colors, and recognize common wildflowers, in a concept book featuring full-color photographs
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I know the work of the author, Bruce McMillan, from my days teaching in the classroom. He wrote other easy math books that made an impact. In Counting Wildflowers, he delivers once again. While an older book (1986), it helps younger children explore counting, colors, and native wildflowers. The simple concept goes from one to twenty. Under a picture of a flower (labeled above), the number is listed, as well as a picture representation of the number and the number written out. While simple, it has several ways to interact with the material, such as color, words, labels, counting, flowers, petal types, etc. At the end is a list of the wildflowers, their scientific names, and where to find them. For example, 17 is Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta: Found June through October in fields, prairies, open woods.

Some flowers included are water lilies, spiderwort, true forget me not, mullein pink, chickweed, maltese cross, day lily, bee balm, wild geranium, and more!

I love the concept of this book! To extend it, I might consider making a nature counting book similar to this, but use pictures of the flower to go on the numbered pages. Perhaps, I'd even put a scrap of paper or fabric with the same color. I also LOVE the idea of making a book like this collaboratively with my children or a group of kids with flowers they know close by. The author is from Maine and, while I know many of the flowers, there were others I still need to learn. I think it would be fun to hunt out these flowers and compile them with one of my favorite young artists to make another book like this that is personalized. Thanks for the inspiration! We could even use the book to go on a nature walk, searching for the various flowers in our book.

I found other ideas to extend the experience. This post gives math extensions. The author also said this about the book, "My college degree is in biology and so when I began work on my first math concept book, Counting Wildflowers(Lothrop), it was also a taxonomy lesson. My editor and I agreed that children would be interested in wildflowers rather than garden flowers. It was a search for wildflowers, which blossom at various times throughout the season. Every species of flower has its own biological clock. That's why I couldn't photograph dandelions-they had already blossomed and gone to seed by the time I began shooting." (Found here.)
So, so glad this book is still available. The various ways that number concepts are taught in this book are amazing! The best part is, it is NOT a math book, yet it teaches multiple concepts every time you read it! First of all, the pictures are beautiful. The names of the flowers are not dumbed down so you may have to interpret for others when your 3 yr old points at a flower at the park and asks, "Is that a Rough-Fruited Cinquefoil?" Then comes one-one correspondence as you count each flower. Of course there is straight forward number recognition. Most creative is the use of the rows of ten dots with the appropriate number colored in. You can see the combos that make 10 and 20 without every writing a number. The visual representation makes the combos apparent. Perfect for ages 2-5 as counting becomes a fun activity.
My 22 yr old son was just reminiscing about this I checked to see if it was still available. Our paperback is well worn....I suggest the hard copy! I hope these older, beautiful books never become unavailable.