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How do we love numbers? Let us count the ways: They're on street signs and bus stops, featured on phones, thermometers, chalkboards, and scales. They show the time and the date, and help us to measure distance, sizing, and so much more. This spirited picture book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi will charm and inform the youngest of readers, offering them a unique How do we love numbers? Let us count the ways: They're on street signs and bus stops, featured on phones, thermometers, chalkboards, and scales. They show the time and the date, and help us to measure distance, sizing, and so much more. This spirited picture book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi will charm and inform the youngest of readers, offering them a unique—and useful—look at a key concept we count on.


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How do we love numbers? Let us count the ways: They're on street signs and bus stops, featured on phones, thermometers, chalkboards, and scales. They show the time and the date, and help us to measure distance, sizing, and so much more. This spirited picture book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi will charm and inform the youngest of readers, offering them a unique How do we love numbers? Let us count the ways: They're on street signs and bus stops, featured on phones, thermometers, chalkboards, and scales. They show the time and the date, and help us to measure distance, sizing, and so much more. This spirited picture book by beloved author-illustrator Taro Gomi will charm and inform the youngest of readers, offering them a unique—and useful—look at a key concept we count on.

30 review for I Know Numbers!: (Counting Books for Kids, Children's Number Books)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    I love every book Taro Gomi makes, and this is no exception. Such a simple but smart take on showing how numbers are part of life and all the places and ways they show up.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristina Jean Lareau

    Originally published in Japan in 1985, this translation explains the various uses of numbers in everyday life. Plenty of white space around watercolor vignettes, make the illustrations more interesting than the concept of the book. A good nonfiction title for those learning their numbers and early math.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    Numbers in the world. Pairs well with Welcome to My House (words in categories). I tagged it math, but I love that math is mentioned at the end, almost as an afterthought.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bill

    Curiously reissued in 2017; feels dated.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Bange

    Once again, Taro Gomi gives us a simple math concept book that is delightful. Readers will note that this is not a counting book, rather one that shows some of the ways we use numbers. An unseen narrator begins listing the many places one can find numbers: on a clock and calendar; thermometer and weight scale; telephone and TV set; grocery and clothing stores; cars, highways, and homes; at sporting events; to play games and do math in school. There is no plotline, rather it reads more like a Once again, Taro Gomi gives us a simple math concept book that is delightful. Readers will note that this is not a counting book, rather one that shows some of the ways we use numbers. An unseen narrator begins listing the many places one can find numbers: on a clock and calendar; thermometer and weight scale; telephone and TV set; grocery and clothing stores; cars, highways, and homes; at sporting events; to play games and do math in school. There is no plotline, rather it reads more like a guided tour. Tomi's use of white background for his color-infused watercolor illustrations make them pop. It has taken 32 years for this book to be translated from Japanese, requiring some of the artwork needing to be reworked in order to show a western alphabet for English readers in the illustrations instead of kanji. (A couple of illustrations still retain the original kanji, though they are either very tiny in size or blend into the background and are not integral to the text.) The timeless quality of this book overall shows it stands the test of time, even though technology has progressed beyond the illustrated telephone and oral thermometer shown in the book. A first choice to add diversity to concept books about numbers.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    I Know Numbers! is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Taro Gomi. It is a book that shows the significance of numbers in everyday life. The text is simplistic and straightforward. It shows how numbers are rather important for everyday life, like telling time to using them in mathematics. The illustrations are simply wonderful and reminiscent of watercolors. The premise of the book is rather straightforward. At first I thought it was another counting book, but when I picked it up I Know Numbers! is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Taro Gomi. It is a book that shows the significance of numbers in everyday life. The text is simplistic and straightforward. It shows how numbers are rather important for everyday life, like telling time to using them in mathematics. The illustrations are simply wonderful and reminiscent of watercolors. The premise of the book is rather straightforward. At first I thought it was another counting book, but when I picked it up (mainly because it was a Taro Gomi book) I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was a book that shows how important numbers are in everyday life. From telling time, weights and measures, measuring distance, doing mathematics, and many more examples. All in all, I Know Numbers! is a wonderful children's book about the importance of numbers in everyday life and how knowing numbers are really important.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Hylton

    What a good book for storytime! This book shows how we use numbers in everyday life: clocks, calendars, telephones, price tags, sizes on shoes, license plates and bus numbers, road signs, sports, games, etc.! As I read the book I asked the kids to point out numbers around us in the room, and asked if they could recall other places they'd seen numbers around. I also asked if they could recognize and point out some of the numbers in the book (What bus number is this? What numbers are in this What a good book for storytime! This book shows how we use numbers in everyday life: clocks, calendars, telephones, price tags, sizes on shoes, license plates and bus numbers, road signs, sports, games, etc.! As I read the book I asked the kids to point out numbers around us in the room, and asked if they could recall other places they'd seen numbers around. I also asked if they could recognize and point out some of the numbers in the book (What bus number is this? What numbers are in this address? What number is on the blue flag? What color shirt is player number three wearing?). The kids had fun looking at the pictures and telling me the numbers they knew that they could see, so this was a really good way to reinforce number recognition. Number literacy is important too, because as this book shows, numbers are everywhere in our world!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Although this book was originally published in Japan in 1985, its text and colorful, richly-hued images somehow still seem fresh and relevant. Readers will come to realize that math and numbers aren't just for a math classroom but are found in the real world. Using numbers helps us navigate the world since it's important to know what day of the month it is as well as what time it is. In simple fashion, the author shows readers all the many uses for numbers, ranging from prices for produce, Although this book was originally published in Japan in 1985, its text and colorful, richly-hued images somehow still seem fresh and relevant. Readers will come to realize that math and numbers aren't just for a math classroom but are found in the real world. Using numbers helps us navigate the world since it's important to know what day of the month it is as well as what time it is. In simple fashion, the author shows readers all the many uses for numbers, ranging from prices for produce, clothing sizes, distance, and even order or where to sit at a large event. The last page even shows that pages have numbers as well. This is a fun and informative book. Many teachers are in search of books that show the relevance and real life application for math concepts, and they will find this book quite useful.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alex Baugh

    Using vividly colored, simple illustrations that are Taro Gomis trademark, this concept book is not a counting book, as you might expect, so much as it is one that demonstrates for young readers just how useful numbers are in helping us navigate the world. After all, the world is full of things that rely on our understanding their use of numbers - clocks, calendars, prices, telephone numbers, the numbers on seats and sport jerseys, even the numbers on the pages of I Know Numbers! But while it Using vividly colored, simple illustrations that are Taro Gomi’s trademark, this concept book is not a counting book, as you might expect, so much as it is one that demonstrates for young readers just how useful numbers are in helping us navigate the world. After all, the world is full of things that rely on our understanding their use of numbers - clocks, calendars, prices, telephone numbers, the numbers on seats and sport jerseys, even the numbers on the pages of I Know Numbers! But while it might not be a counting book per se, as you read it with your young readers, they can certainly practice lots of number recognition on each page. Numbers are really such an abstract concept that a book giving them real life context is truly welcomed.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    While this was originally published in Japan in 1985, the number concepts still hold true today. The content provides perfect examples where numbers are everywhere in the world and mean something, just like we see print letters and words that mean things all over the world. This is a must read for all non-readers to expand upon their early literacy skills!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tina Sorensen

    A good tool for a child who is learning about numbers. However, it is a little too obvious that it has been translated from Japanese. A little on the boring side -- could be more fun. Okay for teaching a concept.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jesse

    We enjoyed this more than I expected us to. Berry excitedly pointed out where the numbers were (we're still working on which are which) on each page.

  13. 5 out of 5

    kim

    cute illustrations, educational, but boring

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Davidson

    This book is good for showing how much we use numbers, and how important they are to us every day.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    This is a book about all the places we can find numbers.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Joan Marie

    What an all inclusive look at numbers and where they are found and how they are used. Vivid illustrations add to the text.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anna Smithberger

    It isnt often that a number book is about all the different things numbers are for beyond how many of a specific thing you have. Charming and informative for littles. It isn’t often that a number book is about all the different things numbers are for beyond how many of a specific thing you have. Charming and informative for littles.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Farhana Afroz

    Fun to read this book. A nice book to teach the young children numbers.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Numbers are everywhere! (2) (Numbers are on pages, too!) (32) I Know Numbers! by (2) Taro Gomi (4+4=8) This childrens book received a total score of 8/10. In other words, 4/5 */stars. “Numbers are everywhere!” (2) “(Numbers are on pages, too!)” (32) I Know Numbers! by (2) Taro Gomi (4+4=8) This children’s book received a total score of 8/10. In other words, 4/5 */stars.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Trisha Parsons

    I love this because it's not a counting book, but it's a book that iterates what numbers are used for in our world, so it's a great book to mix up a numbers or counting theme.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Phyll

    Very repetitive, but surely useful in the right context. I think "Sometimes numbers replace names" could have been translated differently

  22. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    Numbers are everywhere and have so many uses! Look forward to sharing this with Outreach Storytime.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marcie

    Surprised they brought this back because there is some old technology (tv, phone, letters) that might have to be explained to today's preschoolers.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    Cute, but not necessarily one Ill read repeatedly. Cute, but not necessarily one I’ll read repeatedly.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Johana Salazar

    Read at the NAEYC conference.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Vicki

    I don't think I've seen such a book before, explaining numbers. Well done.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Highly recommended for ages 4-7.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mandy Robek

    A great book to show children where, why, and how numbers are relevant and used in their daily life.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Wow! I never just sat down and thought about all the ways we use numbers. Good thing I read this book. A great math lesson for the kindergartens.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Classic Taro Gomi book, introducing littles to the joys and uses of numbers! You will love the enthusiastic illustrations of kids learning about numbers.

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