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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins (K.CC.B.4)

I'm linking up with Deanna Jump's "Lets Talk About Books" linky!

This book was found at a used book store down in Long Beach.  It is great for reinforcing numbers 0-10, for introducing the concept of subtraction or one less.  It can also be used to teach animal sounds.  It would be perfect if you are doing an apple themed or farm unit!
The book begins with 10 apples on a tree. The tree progressively loses one apple as different animals eat one.  The farmer wants to have some apples saved for him.

 The pattern of the book continues down to zero...

...until they find another apple tree.

Here are some fall themed number flip books that I never got around to posting last year and would go well with this book... 
numbers 6-9 apple themed
numbers 2-5 fall themed

You get these free by clicking the link below.


  1. This is one of our "must reads" when we learn about apples. A couple years ago I had a boy with autism in my class, and he latched onto this book. He read it every day until he transferred his allegiance to Pete the Cat in about February! Thank goodness it has lilting text and is fun to read.