Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday:

Author and Illustrator Kathryn Otoshi
KO Kids Books, 2010
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Theme/Topic: Numbers, Counting, Fitting in

Opening: Zero was a big round number.

Brief Synopsis: (from book jacket) Zero was a big round number. When she looked at herself, she just saw a hole … right in her center. Every day she watched the other numbers line up to count. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 … She wanted to count too! But how could a number worth nothing become something? Zero felt empty inside. And so goes Zero’s search to find value in herself and in others.

Links to Resources: Brain Pop lesson on counting Look at ways to change the numbers by drawing them or using addition. Character Discussion for older children.

Why I Like This Book: I enjoy concept books — numbers — with a story. And, when Zero discovers her value it goes well beyond the number 10.

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