Rooster's off to see the world

by Eric Carle

Paper Book, 1972



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New York : Scholastic, 1989, c1972.


A simple introduction to the meaning of numbers and sets as a rooster, on his way to see the world, is joined by fourteen animals along the way.

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LibraryThing member MeditationesMartini
This one provides pretty Carle-style colour spray art by Carle and many opportunities to use funny voices but I can't help but also feel alienated from the rooster's ultimate conclusion that there's no place like home because I am filled with Fernweh (seemingly, perpetually).
LibraryThing member abruser
The story is a bout a rooster who wants to see the world. He begins his journey and meets two cats they come along, then 3 frogs, 4 turtles, 5 fish, and fireflies. They all go around together for a moment but they all get tired and go home. the rooster goes home as well and finds happiness in his
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dreams. The message is that you never feel alone in your dreams.
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LibraryThing member rjmcwhorter1
This book, as all Eric Carle books, has beautiful illustrations. It also has a good counting activity for young students, and it can also be used to challenge their memory skills.
LibraryThing member Lthatfield
“Rooster’s Off to See the World” is about a rooster who decides one day he wants to travel and see the world. He meets other animals along the way and invites them on the trip. As night time falls, they realize they have no food, shelter, and are cold, so they all decide to go back to their
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homes. After all the animals leave, the rooster realizes he is homesick and decides to head back to his home as well, where he ends up having a wonderful dream about a trip around the world!
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LibraryThing member setonhansen
This is about a rooster who decides to see the world. Along the way he meets 2 cats, then 3 frogs, 4 turtles, and finally 5 fish. The rooster does not plan well and every one gets hungry and tired. They all decide to leave. The rooster goes home eats then dreams about a trip around the world. This
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book would be a good read aloud. It presents the numbers 1-5.
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LibraryThing member aubreycroat
A rooster decided to take a trip around the world. Once he had been traveling a while, he got lonely. He met two cats and they came along. Next three frogs joined, then four turtles, and finally five fish. It began to get dark and some of the animals got cold, tired, and hungry. One group at a time
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left to go home, until only the rooster was left. Even the moon disappeared. The rooster went home as well, ate a nice grain dinner and went to sleep on his own perch.

This was a very good book, easy for young children to read for themselves or hear and understand. The pictures were vibrant and beautiful, and I thought the number sequence was great. I enjoyed the subtle lesson about the comforts of home, children would easily relate.

1) Students could create their own sequence of animals, practice of numbers, counting, and animals.
2) Discuss with students how fun it is to go on a trip, but also how nice it is to come home again.
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LibraryThing member clstone
'Rooster's Off To See The World' by Eric Carle is a story about a rooster that wants to travel the world. He sets out on his trip around the world and sees other animals and invites them on the journey. Once the trip gets long and the animals are hungry and homesick they begin to leave the rooster
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to head back home. Once the rooster is all alone, he too becomes very homesick and decides he will end his trip around the world. The rooster falls asleep and dreams of a trip around the world. This book is colorful and great for all elementary students.
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LibraryThing member jmallen
A Rooster wants to go on a trip around the world. On his way he meets several other animals that decide to go on this trip with him. However, it gets dark and everyone gets hungry and sleepy so they leave Rooster and go back home. Rooster deicides that he is hungry, tired, and homesick as well.
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Rooster goes back home and is happy to be back but still dreams about seeing the world.
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LibraryThing member alcrumpler
Rooster decides he wants to go on a trip to see the world. He makes friends along the way, but the trip does not last long.
LibraryThing member agracie89
A rooster goes on a trip, wishing to see the whole world. As he goes along, two cats, three frogs, four turtles and five fish join him. Gradually though, all of his traveling companions desert him and go back to their homes. Finally, the rooster goes back home too, because he misses home. This book
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would be good for teaching adding and subtracting as the animals join and leave the rooster.
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LibraryThing member kefoley
Rooster decides he wants to take an adventure! On the way he meets 2 cats, 3 frogs, 4 turtles, and 5 fish. All of these animals decide to see the world with Rooster. When they all start to get homesick they start to leave. Rooster decides he is homesick as well and heads back to his perch.
LibraryThing member mmjones3
Rooster want to take a trip to see the world. The friends he meets on the way join him. Then, the friends one by one turn around to go back home. Rooster finally decides to return back home where he falls asleep and dreams about the world.
LibraryThing member Dportnoy
One morning a lonely rooster decides to travel. Along the way he meets several other animals who decide to join him on his journey! At the end of the story he decides to go back home. This book will help young readers learn how to count and can really help with addition. When more and more animals
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join the rooster, there are images of the other animals who are with it now. The illustrations also add alot of fun to this text!
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LibraryThing member Tien.Nguyen
Rooster wanted to travel. First, he wandered lonely. Then he invited two cats to come along with his journey. Three frogs, four turtles, and five fishes came along. Unfortunately, rooster didn't prepare food or shelter for himself and his friends when they felt hungry. They decided to go back home.
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Then the number of his friends went down and down. Finally, he just was himself. This book teaches children get to know the number sets, addition, and subtraction. They also know how to prepare food and everything ready for their trip before they go.
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LibraryThing member kelsimcnab
This book is about a rooster who wants to travel around the world. He wants his friends to join him in this journey.
LibraryThing member kmcgiverin05
This book is a fantasy about a rooster that convinces other animals to move. I would use this story with the primary school age. I would use this to show that running away isn't always the best idea, and I would also show the patterns with numbers in the book. The rooster is a character who is
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round and learns a lot through his experience.
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LibraryThing member kshielee
Since there are talking animals in this book I would classify it as a fantasy. The rooster is a round character in this book. He is developed and we can understand his needs.
LibraryThing member lekenned
This book would be a great tool to teach young readers about early math skills.
LibraryThing member clwalker
One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again — and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well.
LibraryThing member Krguarisco
A wonderful counting book that encourages the reader to guess the next animal that the rooster comes in contact with. The story follows Rooster as he is joined by different animals on his trip. The book ends with Rooster gladly returning home
LibraryThing member MaryEttaJ
One morning the rooster wanted to travel. On his journey he was joined by two cats, three frogs, four turtles, and five fish. When night falls the rooster and his friends did not find any food or shelter. They decided they saw enough of the world and travel back home.
LibraryThing member TamaraSmith
This book is about a rooster who decides he wanted to travel as he walks he runs into some friends which add to the animals traveling.First two cats join him then three frogs then four turtles. In the corner of each page there is a reminder of the amount of friends traveling. Student can count the
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friends while reading the book. The animals then go home and they begin to subtraction and the pictures in the corner begin to disappear.
This is a great book when teaching addition and subtraction to students.
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LibraryThing member HillaryBertucci
This is a great children's book that can help teach friendship. As the rooster explores the world he makes different friends of all kinds from frogs to turtles, cats, fish and many more. This book brings me back to reality that no matter how different we are from each other we can still all be
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friends. I also like the reminder in this book that there is no place like home!
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LibraryThing member KelseyAnnB
Cute book. I love the illustrations (Eric Carle is one of my favorites from my own childhood), but I would have liked to see the numbers displayed visually (4) as opposed to just written out (4). While the written words are useful for children who are working on story problems in math class, I
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believe that with illustrations of the numbers this book could also be beneficial to those children who are just starting to count.
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LibraryThing member kkrat2
Summary: In this book we follow the adventure of a rooster who wants to see the world, meeting colorful animals along the way.
Review:This easy to read story contains lots of sight words. The art is stronger than the text. This story would be appealing to young readers because it has eye-catching
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pictures of colorful animals. It is also appealing because it is a story about adventure and how there is no place like home.
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30 cm


059042565X / 9780590425650
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