Splitting the Herd

A Corral of Odds and Evens

From the Series Math Is Fun!

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
Text Type Informational Fiction
Dewey 513
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 122679
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

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.

Illustrator: Russell Julian


Kirkus Reviews

“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.”

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