Storybook Guide Based on Kate Read’s “One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller”

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Activity Summary

Use this storybook guide with the book “One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller.”
Many public libraries have this book. This book is a Mathical Award winner.

This beautifully illustrated and scary (but not too scary) story will delight young children. It tells the tale of one famished and stealthy fox with two sly and beady eyes, four padding paws, and 10 sharp teeth. The fox comes across three plump hens, five snug eggs, and eventually an entire chicken house. Suspense is at its peak when the fox encounters 100 chickens. The outcome will surprise and delight because it results in “one” … Can you guess what happens at the end?

Words to Learn

SPOKEN COUNTING WORDS, WRITTEN COUNTING WORDS, AND WRITTEN NUMBERS
from
one through ten, and one hundred

OTHER WORDS

The math in this book is mostly about counting. Your child can:

• Learn to count objects from one to 10.
• See that 100 objects is quite a lot, compared with the numbers from one to 10 (but don’t even try to count the 100 hens!).
• Learn which number comes before and after a given number.
• Learn to recognize written numbers and written number words.
How many plump hens are there? Let’s count them. What else do you see?  How many worms are there?
• COMPARE NUMBERS ON THE PAGE
How many snug eggs are there? How many hens? Are there more hens or more eggs?