# Storybook Guide Based on Tana Hoban’s “More, Fewer, Less”

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## Activity Summary

Use this storybook guide with the book “More, Fewer, Less.”
Many public libraries have this book.

More, Fewer, Less shows your child pictures of familiar animals and everyday objects of various shapes, colors, and textures. There are no words at all! Each page invites your child to take a closer look at the colorful photographs and compare the number of objects in the photos using the words more, fewer, and less.

#### Words to Learn

MATH WORDS
more, most, fewer, less, least

OTHER WORDS
parrot, glass bottle, bouquet, jelly bean

More, Fewer, Less is about comparing numbers of objects or amounts of a quantity like weight or volume. While exploring the photographs, your child can learn how to:

• Count to find out “how many” things are in a group.
• Compare the number of objects by counting or using visual clues to figure out which group has more and which group has fewer.
• Determine whether there is more or less of a quantity by estimating based on what you see. For example, each jelly bean takes up less space and weighs less than each pepper.
• Sort and categorize objects. For example, some objects, such as the baskets, can be categorized by color. Other objects, such as the peppers, can also be categorized by shape.
• COUNT THE NUMBER OF OBJECTS:
How many red shoes do you see? Can you count the number of sheep?
• EXPLORE WHICH HAS MORE OR LESS:
Which basket has more fruit? Are there fewer red cups or yellow cups? How do you know?
• EXPLORE THE DIFFERENCE IN WEIGHT BETWEEN THE PUMPKINS:
Which pumpkin looks lighter than the others?
• MAKE A PREDICTION: