Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. Dahl currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PreS-Gr 2-Three books designed to reinforce the concept of counting by twos to 20. While the text for Footprints is rather repetitive and uninspired, Eggs and Pie deliver lively and interesting story lines. These books follow the same organization, with each page depicting the number as part of the text, as a series of dots, and as a numeral cleverly hidden within the illustration. The boldly colored cartoons practically leap off the page and provide effective picture clues. Young readers will also appreciate the appended "Fun Facts" sections that relate bits of trivia (such as pigs are considered one of the world's smartest animals) in an easy-to-read format.-Robyn Walker, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.