One to Ten and Back Again

Age 3 to 5

One to Ten and Back Again by Nick Sharratt and Sue Heap

Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780140567861

In this colourful picture book, we see one boy, one girl, two gloves, two shoes, three buttons and four bows... all the way up to nine biscuits and ten cakes. Then the story counts down from ten oranges on a tree, back to one girl and one boy again. At the end of the story is a picture of one moon and a hundred stars.
This story gives children very clear pictures to count, and helps children make links between counting up and counting down. The final page shows the pictures counted throughout the story as two staircase patterns, with numerals next to each row - this emphasises the 'one more/less than' pattern of counting up or down.