Sidney the Silly Who Only Eats 6
By M.W. Penn
Illustrated by Sarah Tommer
Gumboot Books 2007
First Place winner of the 2007 CT Press Club Communications Award for best children’s book
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The concept of number grows out of ideas about relationships between quantities. This book on number and comparison is about six year old King Sidney, who will eat only 6 of everything, though the palace chef, Brolly from Brixes, tempts him with delicious 4s, 1s and even 600s. When the beleaguered chef finally quits, Sidney learns to divide his food into portions – and also to compromise.