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Who Eats First?
Who Eats First?

Who Eats First?

By Ae-hae Yoon, Illustrated by Hae-won Yang



38 Pages, 10 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9781939248008

Rights: WOR

Tantan Publishing (Apr 2015)

Price: $16.95


This colorful, creative book helps children understand math by teaching classification, organizing data, and predicting future outcomes Six animal friends find a delicious-looking peach. All of them are hungry and want to gobble it up. Will Giraffe get the first bite because he's the tallest? Maybe Gator will be first because his mouth is so big. Each animal wants to eat first, but there's a hilarious surprise in store! Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to classifying and placing in order as well as organizing data and measuring expand this lighthearted story about friendship—and competition.


"While this Korean import is promoted as a math story illustrating the concepts of comparing, sorting and measuring, it is also an attractive picture book, with quite nifty illustrations that look like watercolor with fabric collage. Wry text and witty illustrations make for one enjoyable math lesson." —Kirkus Reviews

"Brims with Hae-won Yang's vivid, smudgy watercolor paintings of animals competing to see who deserves to bite first into a particularly juicy peach." —The Wall Street Journal

Author Biography

Ae-hae Yoon teaches children's literature and is the author of numerous children's books, including Flower Shoes. Hae-won Yang is active with the Korean Publishing Illustration Association and has illustrated many books for children, including Little Beaver by the Blue River, Migaya the Last Bat Princess, and The Wolf and the Seven Lambs.