Teaching Ideas: Everybody Counts

Levels 3-6


This fun book teaches you to count from 0 to 7.5 billion, but also to do so much more. Follow the characters’ stories through the book and see how their lives collide with those of others. There are a lot of secrets to be discovered for the sharp-eyed! You’ll see that everyone is different, everyone has their own life, and that—most importantly—everybody counts. At the end, a spotting section allows you to go back and have even more fun. Everybody Counts is critically acclaimed for its unique approach to visual communication and has been awarded some of the world’s highest honors for children’s literature.


This teaching resource is designed for teachers who love to explore books in many ways across the curriculum.

The resource includes 140+ open ended teaching ideas. Andrea has organised this resource planning teaching ideas at one page at a time!

These teaching ideas include:

  • Twelve hooks to engage!
  • Thirty-six opportunities for your readers.
  • Thirty-five strategies to motivate writers.
  • Thirty -three learning experiences with strong connections to mathematics.
  • Thirty -three springboards for investigations