Golden Numbers: A California Number Book
by David Domeniconi
In what state can one find a basket so tiny it fits on the head of a pin; a 14-inch-long water "bully"; and a house where 22 carpenters worked 24/7 for 38 years? Why California, of course! The land of golden sunsets, golden dreams, and now golden numbers. With their clever poems and colorful artwork, David Domeniconi and Pam Carroll, the duo behind G is for Golden: A California Alphabet, continue their travelogue of the "golden state" in Golden Numbers: A California Number Book. Young readers will learn about the state's diverse wildlife, its many innovative contributions to science and industry, its stunning geography, and much more.Native Californian David Domeniconi is the author of G is for Golden: A California Alphabet; M is for Majestic: A National Parks Alphabet; and M is for Masterpiece: An Art Alphabet. His illustrated travel column, "Travelog," is a regular feature in the Santa Barbara News-Press. He lives near Healdsburg, California. Artist Pam Carroll embraces the traditional focus of realism and pictorial illusionism. Golden Numbers is her fifth children's book and her second about the state of California; she also illustrated A is for America: An American Alphabet. She lives in Carmel, California.
- Dewey: 979.4
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585361731): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2009, 09/02/2008
- Subject: Geography, Math & Science
- Series: America by the Numbers
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 5.8
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 129788
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers (JNF013030)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local (JNF025180)
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Author: David Domeniconi
David Domeniconi grew up in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State College. He is a writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in several West Coast publications. His illustrated travel column, “Travelog,” is a regular feature in the Santa Barbara Press. He lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea with his wife, Janet.
Illustrator: Pam Carroll
Born and raised in Southern California, Pam Carroll embraces the traditional focus of realism and pictorial illusionism. Her style of painting has been greatly influenced by the early Dutch Masters and the American Realists from the Second School of Philadelphia. She has illustrated A is for America: An American Alphabet; One Nation: America by the Numbers; S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet; and G is for Golden: A California Alphabet. She lives with her husband in Carmel, California, where she paints daily, and is an active member of the Carmel Art Association.