Splitting the Herd
A Corral of Odds and Evens
From the Series Math Is Fun!
Miss Emma’s cows just can’t stay put! Each time they wander into Cowboy Kirby’s yard, he uses odd and even numbers to count the herd. Then he sends all the evens back to Emma and keeps the odds for himself. It’s only fair, he thinks. And, besides, Emma sure is cute. Kirby doesn’t notice that his herd keeps getting smaller while Emma’s grows larger. Emma is the kind of gal that is good at math (as well as running a ranch and baking a cake). Yet she’s tenderhearted and doesn’t want to hurt her friend’s feelings by explaining his math mistake. How will she solve their problem with odds and evens? Count on Emma for coming up with a surprise ending!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.5|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||122679|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Original artwork and Reviewed|
“Julian’s illustrations are bright, with cattle faces as friendly and expressive as the humans’ and the occasional playful background detail, and a good fit with Harris’s bouncy rhyming text, which is packed with lessons that go down easy.” —Kirkus
Library Media Connection
“This clever counting book which explores even and odd numbers will keep young readers and listeners predicting what will happen next. The use of rhyme and rhythm adds to the delightful lesson.” —Library Media Connection
Illustrator: Russell Julian
Author: Trudy Harris
Trudy Harris writes books that both educate and entertain. She has written a number of successful math concept books, including: Pattern Bugs, 20 Hungry Piggies, Jenny Found a Penny, The Clock Struck One, and Tally Cat Keeps Track. Trudy loves reading picture books to her grandchildren and to her students at Temple View Elementary in Idaho Falls, Idaho.