“Number Counting in the City”

“Number Counting in the City”

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City by Numbers

Author Stephen T. Johnson challenges readers to look beyond initial appearances to discover numbers 1 through 21 in New York City.  Within Johnson’s cityscape paintings, the curves and lines of numbers are hidden. This wordless picture book promotes imagination, discovery, creativity, flexible thinking, perspective, and wonder.

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Can you find numbers 8 and 9?

TITLE: City by Numbers

AUTHOR: Stephen T. Johnson

ILLUSTRATOR: Stephen T. Johnson

PUBLISHER: Viking, 1998

AGE GROUP: 4-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, discovery, creativity, flexible thinking, perspective, and wonder

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Take a walk around your school or neighborhood. Search for numbers. Sketch one of the numbers you discovered. Did others find numbers in different places than you? Using the students’ sketches, make a class book.

2) Pick a number. Camouflage your number inside a picture that you draw. See if others can find your number.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Stephen T. Johnson’s books, visit:

http://www.stephentjohnson.com

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