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One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book [Paperback]

Kathryn Cave
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1 Mar 2003
Here is a counting book to widen the horizons, packed with information about the life and culture of South Africa, and accompanied by stunning, full-colour images from Oxfam's photographers. Each spread features a main photograph that follows Nothando, as she grows and harvests a pumpkin seed and contains simple counting from 1 to 10. Surrounding this are secondary images and text, containing an abundance of information about the growing of plants and crops, shopping, travelling, food preparation, family meals and much more.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; New Ed edition (1 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711219109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711219106
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a title to widen horizons and bring pleasure to children and teachers alike." The Bookseller on W is for World

About the Author

Kathryn Cave has worked in publishing for over 25 years and written many books for children. In 1997, Something Else, illustrated by Chris Riddell, won the UNESCO Prize for children's literature in the service of tolerance. She lives in Hampstead, London. To visit her website clickhere

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent teaching resource! 18 Jan 2014
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Excellent teaching resource and good quality! Opportunities to count and learn about African life! Would recommend this for schools! Thank you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book 27 April 2013
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Really lovely book, beautiful illustrations really get our pre-school children talking. Lots to see in every photograph and the attention to detail is wonderful
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 24 Mar 2013
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Great book to have in the classroom as an multi cultural resource on a subject that all children can relate too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than just counting 18 Jan 2004
By Ein Kunde - Published on
"One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book" is an excellent book for children age 4 - 8. It teaches counting, and tells the story of a South African child, her family, and their garden, and a seed that grows into a plant and yields a harvest of pumpkin that is made into . . . Isijingi. There are actually three texts in this book that can be read separately or together: the counting text; the story of the seed; and background about South African family life. The book is illustrated with a couple dozen color photographs, and also includes a map of Africa and South Africa. This book teaches more than counting, something just as valuable: a look at another people and their culture. Younger children will like the counting text, with its large font and big pictures, slightly older children will appreciate learning about South Africa, its people and food.
3.0 out of 5 stars I like it 27 Dec 2013
By D.G. - Published on
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I think is a great book, but unfortunately I receive it late, and didn't have the opportunity to use it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good early childhood classroom book, cultural, and teaching children to count 21 Mar 2011
By Assoc For Natural Psych - Published on
This is one of many early childhood books which teach children a good lesson, counting, but also teaches them about another culture. Good for pre-K and possible Kindergarten, because of its excellent cultural lessons. Children who learn about other cultures are more likely to be tolerant, less prone to antagonism to other countries and people from other countries, more broad-minded. Very fine book for children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful book 29 Mar 2007
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I was happy to buy this book to send to a school in Rwanda.
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