12 Ways to Get to 11

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Twelve witty double spreads take young readers on a counting adventure of adding to eleven.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 __ 12 What happened to 11?

Is it in the magician's hat? Maybe it's in the mailbox or hiding in the jack-o'-lantern? Don't forget to look in the barnyard where the hen awaits the arrival of her new little chicks. Could that be where eleven went?

Eve Merriam and Bernie Karlin take young readers on a counting adventure as they demonstrate twelve witty and imaginative ways to get to eleven.

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From the late poet, a whimsical exploration of enumeration. On each colorful spread, like and dissimilar—but somehow related—objects total 11: ``Out of the magician's hat: four banners, five rabbits ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This book is good for building counting skills for students. It shows several different ways to get to eleven. This book is also good for learn the 11s number facts. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Eve Merriam (July 19, 1916 - April 11, 1992) was an American poet and writer. Her first book was entitled, Family Circle. She was born as Eva Moskovitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating with an A.B. from the Cornell University in 1937, Merriam moved to New York to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University. Her book, The Inner City Mother Goose, was described as one of the most banned books of the time. It inspired a 1971 Broadway musical called Inner City and a 1982 musical production called Street Dreams. Merriam won an Obie Award from the Village Voice in 1976 for her play, The Club. In 1981 she won the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Merriam died on April 11, 1992, in Manhattan, NY from liver cancer.

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