I was determined not to buy a book last week when I popped into a bookstore before meeting a friend for dinner. But I could not resist adding one more book to my Word Play collection. One Foot, Two Feet: An EXCEPTIONal Counting Book by Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas is a counting book that celebrates irregular plural nouns.
Each number is introduced with a single object--such as "One Foot". The illustration of a single foot shows through a cut-out frame in the page. When the reader turns the page, he/she realizes that only part of the illustration has been visible and the one object turns into a group of objects--such as "Two Feet". The book works its way from 1-10 (and then a billion:-) starting back at one for each new object.
Readers are introduced to words like mouse and mice, ox and oxen, octopus and octopi and more.
This book can be enjoyed in so many ways. Without even thinking about the irregular plurals, this is a fun counting book for young children. The numbers, the groups, and the illustrations make it a great concept book. But the irregular plurals make it very unique. I think this one will be a hit for so many reasons:-)