Cool Cats Counting

Cool Cats Counting

by Sherry Shahan, Paula Barragan
     
 

Donkeys lined up to dance the merengue? Rats in bolero hats? Pigs salsa dancing? And how cool are those cats anyway? Sherry Shahan and Paula BarragA-n, the collaborators behind the highly acclaimed Spicy Hot Colors, reteam in a burst of color and rhythm to introduce young readers to animals and numbers in English and Spanish. Shahan's poetic riffs suggest a variety of… See more details below

  • Checkmark Kids' Club Eligible  Shop Now

Overview

Donkeys lined up to dance the merengue? Rats in bolero hats? Pigs salsa dancing? And how cool are those cats anyway? Sherry Shahan and Paula BarragA-n, the collaborators behind the highly acclaimed Spicy Hot Colors, reteam in a burst of color and rhythm to introduce young readers to animals and numbers in English and Spanish. Shahan's poetic riffs suggest a variety of rhythms and dances, and BarragA-n's multimedia illustrations outfit the animals in vibrant costumes any diva would envy!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
From the creators of Spicy Hot Colors (which PW called a "zingy color primer") comes Cool Cats Counting by Sherry Shahan, illus. by Paula Barrag n. Readers learn a bit of Spanish as they count up from "one goat/ hotsy solo/ twanger-toes./ Go, man, go!/ Una chiva" to two dogs hip-hopping ("dos perros") up to 10 "hep cats/ cuttin' a rug./ Jitterbug!" ("diez gatos"). Each wildly drawn and dressed animal seems to move with the rhythm as it shakes a tail to its own tune. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In their follow-up to Spicy Hot Colors (2004), Shahan and Barragan again combine short, peppy text and vivid colors to create a busy, attractive picture book, informed by rhythmically jazzy beats. Shahan's rhyme and assonance characterize snappy English language quatrains followed by the first line of the quatrain translated into Spanish-"Seven rabbits / jump-and-jive / slappin' high-five. / ZIPPETY-DO-RAH! // SIETE CONEJOS." Because Barragan's dancing animals frolic on rich, flat color fields, rather than within settings, there are no distractions from their humorous expressions and various costumes-hats, corsages, fringed skirts, high heels and spectacles. Simple and short enough for a breezy read-aloud, this also provides illustrations sufficiently detailed for pre-readers and beginners to mull over at their leisure. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874837575
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,507,225
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
AD480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >