Published by Disney-Hyperion
Summary: Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 ate 9. In this takeoff on that old joke, a Private I (who really is an I) is confronted by a frightened 6 claiming that 7 is coming to get him. The detective is off, questioning numbers and letters about the whereabouts of 7, with punny humor on every page. B the waitress serves I a slice of pi (which, of course, costs $3.14). A sighting of 6 tips off the private I, and back he goes to reveal the true identity of the 6 waiting back in his office (hint: that 6 gets turned upside down). The whole thing is enough to get I to forsake number cases forever and stick with letters…they may be wordy, but they’re A-OK in his book! 32 pages; ages 3-6.
Pros: A fun and unusual introduction to numbers that kids will enjoy hearing over and over again.
Cons: 1 and 3 seem to be MIA.