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One Odd Day
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One Odd Day

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Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
Author: Doris Fisher
Dani Sneed
Illustrator: Karen Lee

List Price: Softcover: $8.95

Ages: 6-8 Years

Reviewed By: Laura Carter


One Odd Day is a fun book about what happens to a boy when he wakes up and everything in his life is odd. Not only do odd, as in strange, things happen but everything is in odd numbers as well. His shirt has 3 arms, he can only find 1 shoe, and his dog has 5 legs. After an odd breakfast of burnt toast and eggs, he rides to school on a purple polka dot, number 9 bus. After learning about odd numbers in school and also learning that even numbers go between them, he has hopes that the next day will go back to normal. But he was only halfway right, since he wakes up and everything is now even.

This is a delightful book with interesting words and rhyming. The pictures are fully illustrated and detailed, with lots of little things to see after you read through the book a few times. My 4th grade son especially laughed out loud when the boy had 3 shirt sleeves, and the calendar only showed odd days. There is a lot to like about One Odd Day and I know it is a book that will be read over and over in my house.

The final pages of the book comprise teaching activities ("For Creative Minds") that may be photocopied or printed from the publisher's website, available in both English and Spanish. 

On the Sylvan Dell website, there are additional teaching activities for this book, along with links to related websites, quizzes, and an e-book preview. This book is available in e-book form in Spanish and English.


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Available From: Sylvan Dell Publishing
Address: 612 Johnnie Dodds., Suite A2, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 877.958.2600
Other Notes: Also available as Kindle edition ($8.50), and hardback($15.95). You may also purchase eBook licenses to the online eLibrary at Sylvan Dell.

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Laura Carter
Laura Carter is a homeschooling mom of 5. She currently teaches 2nd and 4th grades, and has one in Kindergarten. She and her family are missionaries and travel the US living in a travel trailer. In her spare time she likes to read, write, explore the Internet, and be with friends and family.
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