Judge David Johnson once challenged the letter W to a race up the coconut tree. He lost miserably. P and H called him a pansy.
Stories for kids about numbers.
Scholastic has another entry into its video collection for you lazy-ass parents. Four more translations of children's books brought to life with limited animation, narration, music, and more panning-over-stills than you can shake a stick at. The theme this go-round is "counting," and numbers are involved in every included story. Shall we leap right in?
• "Chicka Chicka 1-2-3"
• "How Much is a Million?"
• "If You Made a Million"
• "Millions of Cats" (Bonus Story)
The titular story is the most contemporary and the only one fully animated. The two Schwartz installments are partially animated but full of color. "Millions of Cats": static, black and white and, frankly, weird. If you want to introduce your brood to preliminary concepts of counting and money, these 42 minutes of read-along action could be a good start.
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