Skills dealing with counting and cardinality provide essential foundations for beginning math students. Readers learn important topics, such as counting from 1 to 10, comparing numbers, answering “how many?” questions, counting by 10s, and writing numbers. Each topic is explained in detail using accessible text and colorful images to help readers independently explore these core math concepts. Counting skills are practiced within a narrative about a day spent picking pears. This title, which is written to reflect the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, specifically addresses standard K.CC.B.4. This book should be paired with "Ana Goes Apple Picking" (9781477719282) from the InfoMax Math Readers Program to provide the alternative point of view on the same topic.