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The Christopher Counts Series   ( McGraw-Hill )

This four-book series includes the titles:

Endearing, hapless Christopher is the star of this series of full-color picture books. Each engaging, humorous tale teaches children that math is all around us.

Math concepts are conveyed through the text and "minds-on" activities embedded in every story. Also included is a Discoveries Page, which suggests simple math exercises connected with the illustrations.

Each title in the Christopher Counts series is developmentally appropriate for ages 5-7, and conforms to the curriculum standards of the National Council to Teachers of Mathematics.

 












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One Carton of Oops!


     
Description
A string of comic mishaps occurs when Mom sends Christopher to the store for a dozen eggs. He breaks all but four on the way home, but everything ends sunny-side up. This humorous title from the Christopher Counts series teaches simple subtraction and dozens through "minds-on" activities embedded in the story.

Card catalog description
A young boy worries when his mother asks him to go to the store to buy a dozen eggs, but despite a series of mishaps, he makes it home with just what she needs. Includes a page of related math activities.

     
From the Back Cover
Christopher + a dozen eggs = one big, gooey mess!

Can accident-prone Christopher bring home a dozen eggs all unbroken? It looks good, until he gets scrambled by Doofus the dog and crazy Carmella on her bike! A great introduction to simple subtraction and the concept of a dozen, this tale ends sunny-side up.

Each title in the Christopher Counts series is developmentally appropriate for ages 5-7 and conforms to the curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  




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Double Bubble Trouble!


     
Description
POP! A face full of bubble gum gets the accident-prone Christopher into some sticky situations at home and at school. But his generosity and math skills save the day.

Card catalog description
Christopher has a series of misadventures as he tries to use his new skill of counting by two's to get enough bubble gum to share with his classmates.

     
From the Back Cover
You'll Double Over with Laughter!

POP! Christopher's got egg all over his face (not to mention gum) when he gets caught with a mouthful of Whopping Watermelon Wonder at school! Double your fun with Christopher, as he counts by twos to get out of a sticky situation! Endearing, hapless Christopher is the star of a wonderful series of beautifully illustrated picture books.

Each title in the Christopher Counts series is developmentally appropriate for ages 5-7 and conforms to the curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  




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A High-Fiving Gift for Mom!


     
Description
Although he has a cash-flow problem (a hole in his pocket, a stingy younger brother, and that darn dog Doofus), Christopher and his brothers, Anthony and Jeffrey, manage to find just the right gifts for their mom at the crafts fair. Kids ages 5-7 will enjoy learning how to count money and count by fives as they read about Christopher's misadventures. From the Christopher Counts series of humorous, illustrated stories that teach key mathematical concepts.

Card catalog description
At the annual teachers' fair, Christopher faces temptations such as ice cream and face painting while trying to stretch his money far enough to buy a Mother's Day gift.

     
From the Back Cover
When shopping with Christopher, you'd better count your change!

Endearing, hapless Christopher is the star of this humorous tale that teaches children that math is all around us. The Discoveries Pages suggests simple math exercises connected with the illutrations.

Each title in the Christopher Counts series is developmentally appropriate for ages 5-7 and conforms to the curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Although he has an empty piggy bank, a hole in his pocket, a stingy younger brother, and that darn dog Doofus, Christopher and his brothers manage to find just the right gifts for their mom at the crafts fair. Learn how to count money and count by fives as you share in Christopher's day at the fair.
   




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Doggone Lemonade Stand!


     
Description
When life gives Christopher lemons, he decides to make lemonade! But when he opens his own beverage stand, he experiences the sweet and sour sides of business. An enjoyable way to introduce the concept of simple fractions. From the Christopher Counts series of developmentally appropriate math adventures for ages 5-7.
     
From the Back Cover
When Life Gives You Lemons...Make Lemonade!

Christopher is opening his own lemonade stand. Can he earn a fraction of what he needs to buy ice cream and stay in business? Can he keep Doofus the dog away from the lemonade pitcher?

One thing's for sure; Christopher will discover there's a sweet and a sour side to business, including making a new friend.

Each title in the Christopher Counts series is developmentally appropriate for ages 5-7, and conforms to the curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
   




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