One Odd Day

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One Odd Day
This humorous, rhythmic, read-aloud story is about a young boy who awakens to find that everything around him is odd. He has one shoe, his shirt has three sleeves, and his dog has five legs! Children and adults will delight in finding all the odd things hidden in the art. The “For Creative Minds" section includes odd fun facts, an odd coloring chart a “How Odd?" Oddities section, a Creative Sparks supplement and a counting activity.

This fictional story with rhyming text includes a 3-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 57-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. One Odd Day is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Written by Doris Fisher   & Dani Sneed, Illustrated by Karen Jones (Lee)
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3, Lexile: AD 560, AR: 2.0, F&P: M
Hardcover 9780976882336 $15.95  
Paperback 9781934359334 $11.95  
Spanish Hardcover 9781607186946 $17.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553642 $11.95  
German Paperback 9781643514932 $11.95  
EBook 9781607182580 Purchase Here
Spanish EBook 9781628550894 Purchase Here
German EBook 9781643514963 Purchase Here
Keywords:   rhyme, odd numbers, math, number chart, number patterns, Basic Math Numbers Series
Animals in the book:   dog
Vetters:   Thanks to Kathy Skinner, recipient of the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for the State of Texas, for vetting the accuracy of this book and for providing the math riddles.

Other books in this "Basic Math Numbers Series" include:


The colorful, busy spreads have child appeal, and independent readers can pore over the pages, trying to spot all the out-of-the-ordinary things...this odd addition might be fun for some collections.- School Library Journal

The rhythmic text is enticing, and the vividly creative illustrations could keep students busy for hours as they search for different objects related to odd and even numbers. - Teaching Children Mathematics

Teachers may add this book as supplemental math material. Its humor will also make it a popular selection. - Children's Literature

Author/Illustrator Info:

Doris Fisher (Happy Birthday to Whooo?, My Half Day, One Odd Day, and My Even Day) loves writing in verse. She has written a biography, Kelly Clarkson, and a six book series, Grammar All-Stars: The Parts of Speech for Gareth Stevens. Doris is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her children's writing includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, word puzzles and mazes. She has been published in various children's magazines including Babybug, Highlights for Children, and Wee Ones Magazine. Doris and her husband live in the Houston, Texas area. They have two grown children. Visit Doris' Website

Dani Sneed) is a mother of three, full-time engineer, part-time writer and former substitute teacher. While teaching, Dani enjoyed explaining math in silly, but memorable, ways. Oddly enough, she was inspired to co-author One Odd Day based on a conversation she had with an elementary school librarian. My Even Day is a natural follow on to that quite odd book and My Half Day follows with fractions! Dani has written several articles for Highlights for Children and five merit badge books for Boy Scouts of America including Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology, and is working on more. She has two co-authored bilingual books; Confetti Eggs / Cascarones and Punched Paper / Papel Picado. Dani lives in the suburbs of Houston with her family which includes a dog, Muffin and a cat, Cupcake. They are currently looking for a pet to name Biscuit.

Award-winning illustrator Karen Jones began her career as a storyboard artist and editorial illustrator but it wasn't until she had children of her own that she discovered her true artistic passion: children's illustration. In addition to Oliver's Otter Phase, Karen has illustrated Midnight Madness at the Zoo, One Odd Day, My Even Day and My Half Day for Arbordale. She has also written and illustrated ABC Safari. Karen and her family live outside of Raleigh, NC. Karen's children join her on many research trips to museums, zoos and aquariums-a tough job, but someone has to do it! Visit Karen's website.


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