Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar

Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar

Today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday pick is Goodnight, Numbers.

What does the Hallmark channel, popular TV shows The Wonder Years, The West Wing, Dancing with the Stars and math have in common? Actress, mathematician and author Danica McKellar!

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Written by: Danica McKeller

Illustrated by:  Alicia Padrón

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers (2017)

Suitable for ages: 2-5

Themes/Topics: bedtime, numbers, counting

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Brief SynopsisGoodnight, Numbers is a bedtime book and concept book about numbers.  Using the same pattern as the classic book Goodnight Moon, children say goodnight to things familiar to them – two hands, three wheels on a tricycle, four paws on a cat. The book highlights the fact that numbers are all around us.

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Opening pages“Goodnight, one fork, Goodnight, one spoon, Goodnight, one bowl, I’ll see you soon.”

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Why I like this bookGenius! Really, the book and McKellar. The rhyme is perfect. The illustrations are soft and gentle and include diverse families. Children can see numbers are everywhere and practice counting along on every spread.

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A letter to parents, grandparents and caretakers as well as an author’s note with suggestions on how to use the book is included.

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Read other perfect picture book Friday reviews at author Susanna Hill’s blog.

Happy reading!

14 Responses »

  1. A perfect, and logical, addition to good night books. Wish I’d thought of it, you know? And the illustrations look sweet, too. Thanks for featuring this one, Keila!

  2. I love this book too, Keila. I am a big fan of Danica’s work of making math more accessible to teenage girls (she has a whole series of books on that subject!) and I knew I had to check this one out. It’s lovely! And, I was thrilled that you featured it, since I was just thinking about it this week 🙂

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