Tally Cat Keeps Track
From the Series Math Is Fun!
Tally McNally is an alley cat who loves to tally! He keeps track of all sorts of contests—who wins the most races, who is the tallest, who can climb the most trees, and more. When the results are counted up, Tally is always the winner.
One rainy day, Tally competes to become the “wettest cat.” But he goes too far and gets into a jam. Will his friends—who lose to him tally after tally—find a way to save him?
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.3|
“Trudy Harris’s rhyming verses have a kind of jazzy beat that fits with the alley cats. Andrew N. Harris’s illustrations anthropomorphize his subjects, clothing them and giving them eyebrows and human-like eyes—both of which get a lot of use, especially when it comes to the other cats’ putting up with the fraudulent tallies. Backmatter teaches readers how to use tally marks to count objects. Math and a lesson in friendship rolled into one.” —Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
“This concept book would work equally well in the classroom or at storytime.” —School Library Journal
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: Andrew N. Harris
Andrew N. Harris is the illustrator of eight children's books including: 20 Hungry Piggies: A Number Book (2007) and Tally Cat Keeps Track (2010) by Trudy Harris, and the Body Battles (2009) series by Vicki Cobb. In addition to a B.F.A. in illustrating from Art Center College of Design, Andrew has an Associate's Degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Andrew lives in Rigby, Idaho, with his wife and three children.