Reviews for 12 Ways to Get to 11

Kirkus Reviews 1993 April
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, a pitcher of water, and a bouquet of flowers''; or, ``Go past four corners and two traffic lights, then past the house with two chimneys and the garage with two cars and a bicycle. Now look, you're at Eleventh Street''; and, more obscurely since the first item is made known only by its absence, ``Six bites, a core, a stem, and three apple seeds.'' Karlin's cheerful collages feature light, bright colors and bold designs incorporating a clean, weighty sans-serif type. An attractive book that invites the logical investigation of more concepts than most counting books. (Picture book. 4-8) # Copyright 1999 Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly Reviews 1996 June #3
Lively combinations of items add up to 11 in what PW called "a counting book with an innovative twist." Ages 2-6. (July) Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information.