1 to 20, Animals Aplenty

1 to 20, Animals Aplenty

by Katie Viggers
     
 

The new book from Katie Viggers, author of Almost an Animal Alphabet, teaches kids to count from 1 to 20 as they meet a menagerie of amusing creatures.

At once fun to read and educational, 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty shows each number both numerically and as a quantity, which is the key to teaching children not only to count but also the

Overview

The new book from Katie Viggers, author of Almost an Animal Alphabet, teaches kids to count from 1 to 20 as they meet a menagerie of amusing creatures.

At once fun to read and educational, 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty shows each number both numerically and as a quantity, which is the key to teaching children not only to count but also the building blocks of mathematical skills. Each number is depicted in animals, so kids learn the number and also instantly see how many. All this education is disguised by Katie's adorable, detailed creatures, who romp through the numbers with unexpected and frequently silly props—and it all rhymes! For example...

"5 goats wearing coats"

"7 pigs, 7 wigs"

"15 bats who are acrobats"

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 03/03/2014
Viggers follows 2013’s Almost an Animal Alphabet with this counting-themed companion book, which has the same understated wit and careful portraiture of its predecessor. The rhythm and rhyme of the title is echoed in each entry, from “1 fox in a pair of socks” to “20 birds who have the last words.” Specific breeds and types of animal are labeled (seven wig-wearing pigs include a Tamworth with a pompadour and a Gloucester Old Spot with a green mohawk), and subtly humorous details are everywhere, including the studious expressions worn by “16 chickens reading Dickens” and the near-unforgettable sight of 19 snakes weaving their way through delicate cakes and pastries. Ages 3–7. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Viggers follows 2013’s Almost an Animal Alphabet with this counting-themed companion book, which has the same understated wit and careful portraiture of its predecessor."
Publishers Weekly

"From pigs wearing wigs to chickens reading Dickens, Viggers peppers each page with enough whimsical detail and dry wit to make counting to twenty feel like spending an afternoon sipping chai tea with Wes Anderson."
- The Huffington Post

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576876800
Publisher:
powerHouse Books
Publication date:
03/14/2014
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,089,204
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

1 fox in a pair of socks

2 gorillas looking in mirrors

3 llamas wearing pajamas

4 sharks on their marks

5 goats wearing coats

Meet the Author

Katie Viggers is a children's book illustrator and mono print artist. All of the animals pictured in her work start off as black and white mono prints, then undergo a transformation to add color, depth, and texture. She loves to create child-friendly illustrations that are both funny and sophisticated. Her first book, Almost an Animal Alphabet, was published by POW! in 2013.

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