click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #8 - One Hundred Little Tiny Ants    Counting Our way To The 100th Day!  -written by  Betsy Franco  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno , published by  Margaret McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster , 2004.   100 poems and 100 illustrations celebrating days 1 through 100 of the school year.    “Franco combines her love for language and numbers in this collection that celebrates all things 100. Poems ranging in size, scope, and subject matter are decorated with Salerno's joyful gouache illustrations”   -School Library Journal    “One hundred short poems plus one hundred jazzy illustrations add up to a satisfying whole in this poetry collection aimed at elementary-school children celebrating the one-hundredth day of class… Salerno's bright gouache paintings include 100 smiling children on the cover and all sorts of funny animals and situations. His accurate illustrations of 100 items can actually be counted by sharp-eyed kids: yes, there really are 100 spots on that lime-green, polka-dot gecko. Teachers will think of dozens of ways to use this collection, not only on the hundredth day of school, but on all the other days as well”    -Kirkus Reviews     “Salerno, who also illustrated Franco's Mathematickles (2003), contributes stylish, cheerful gouache paintings, which extend the poems' lighthearted moods”   -Booklist
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the cover for  Counting Our Way To The 100th Day!  (front & back covers depict 100 children)    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #77 - Day One Hundred and One    On the 100th Day, we’ll have so much fun, I feel sorry for day one hundred and one.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #23 - Hats
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #43 - Which Would You Rather Do?
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #71 - Sidewalk Squares
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #91 - Schools of Fish, etc…
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a preliminary sketch for the   poem for day #60  - Sam the Scarecrow  (this poem was replaced by a another, so the sketch was not developed into a final illustration)
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #8 - One Hundred Little Tiny Ants    Counting Our way To The 100th Day!  -written by  Betsy Franco  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno , published by  Margaret McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster , 2004.   100 poems and 100 illustrations celebrating days 1 through 100 of the school year.    “Franco combines her love for language and numbers in this collection that celebrates all things 100. Poems ranging in size, scope, and subject matter are decorated with Salerno's joyful gouache illustrations”   -School Library Journal    “One hundred short poems plus one hundred jazzy illustrations add up to a satisfying whole in this poetry collection aimed at elementary-school children celebrating the one-hundredth day of class… Salerno's bright gouache paintings include 100 smiling children on the cover and all sorts of funny animals and situations. His accurate illustrations of 100 items can actually be counted by sharp-eyed kids: yes, there really are 100 spots on that lime-green, polka-dot gecko. Teachers will think of dozens of ways to use this collection, not only on the hundredth day of school, but on all the other days as well”    -Kirkus Reviews     “Salerno, who also illustrated Franco's Mathematickles (2003), contributes stylish, cheerful gouache paintings, which extend the poems' lighthearted moods”   -Booklist
       
     

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above: poem for day #8 -One Hundred Little Tiny Ants

Counting Our way To The 100th Day! -written by Betsy Franco & illustrated by Steven Salerno, published by Margaret McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, 2004.

100 poems and 100 illustrations celebrating days 1 through 100 of the school year.

“Franco combines her love for language and numbers in this collection that celebrates all things 100. Poems ranging in size, scope, and subject matter are decorated with Salerno's joyful gouache illustrations” -School Library Journal

“One hundred short poems plus one hundred jazzy illustrations add up to a satisfying whole in this poetry collection aimed at elementary-school children celebrating the one-hundredth day of class… Salerno's bright gouache paintings include 100 smiling children on the cover and all sorts of funny animals and situations. His accurate illustrations of 100 items can actually be counted by sharp-eyed kids: yes, there really are 100 spots on that lime-green, polka-dot gecko. Teachers will think of dozens of ways to use this collection, not only on the hundredth day of school, but on all the other days as well” -Kirkus Reviews

“Salerno, who also illustrated Franco's Mathematickles (2003), contributes stylish, cheerful gouache paintings, which extend the poems' lighthearted moods” -Booklist

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the cover for  Counting Our Way To The 100th Day!  (front & back covers depict 100 children)    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     

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above: the cover for Counting Our Way To The 100th Day! (front & back covers depict 100 children)

see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #77 - Day One Hundred and One    On the 100th Day, we’ll have so much fun, I feel sorry for day one hundred and one.
       
     

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above: poem for day #77 -Day One Hundred and One

On the 100th Day, we’ll have so much fun, I feel sorry for day one hundred and one.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #23 - Hats
       
     

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above: poem for day #23 -Hats

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #43 - Which Would You Rather Do?
       
     

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above: poem for day #43 -Which Would You Rather Do?

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #71 - Sidewalk Squares
       
     

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above: poem for day #71 -Sidewalk Squares

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  poem for day #91 - Schools of Fish, etc…
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: poem for day #91 -Schools of Fish, etc…

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  a preliminary sketch for the   poem for day #60  - Sam the Scarecrow  (this poem was replaced by a another, so the sketch was not developed into a final illustration)
       
     

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above: a preliminary sketch for the poem for day #60 -Sam the Scarecrow (this poem was replaced by a another, so the sketch was not developed into a final illustration)