I suppose if kids have mastered 1,2,3 then this will be a useful book. It continues the counting sequence through 6. There are four cookies in the jar, five oranges and six apple slices. Where do we go from here? Back to four with four pairs of eyeglasses, five boots and six various hats! Had enough? No, one more time—four grasshoppers, five fish and six ducks (five babies follow their mother). It is still not over, because there is one more sequence to go. The final page has six birds in a tree and kids can count from one to six. The back inside cover offers recommendations for parents and caregivers to help kids with counting skills. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Simms Taback won the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat and a Caldecott Honor Award for There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly. He has also produced award-winning titles for Blue Apple, such as Simms Taback's Safari Animals (a 2008 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner), Peek-a-Boo Who? (a 2006 Scholastic Parent & Child Best Book of the Year), and Simms Taback's Big Book of Words (a 2004 Child Best Book of the Year, 2004 Parenting Book of the Year, and 2004 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner).