Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On

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by Lois Ehlert
     
 

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Now toddlers can dive into counting with this board book edition of one of Lois Ehlert's most popular books. With cutout fish eyes to touch and an energetic fish friend to guide them, they'll have so much fun they won't even notice they're learning! 7-3/4 X 4-1/2. Full-color illustrations

Author Biography: LOIS EHLERT has created many award-winning picture

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Now toddlers can dive into counting with this board book edition of one of Lois Ehlert's most popular books. With cutout fish eyes to touch and an energetic fish friend to guide them, they'll have so much fun they won't even notice they're learning! 7-3/4 X 4-1/2. Full-color illustrations

Author Biography: LOIS EHLERT has created many award-winning picture books, including, most recently, Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"A counting book with enough novelty to hold a child's interest, and enough complexity to sustain repeated readings."-New York Times
"Preschool youngsters will be enchanted with the undersea world."-Chicago Sun Times

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
A counting book with enough novelty to hold a child's interest, and enough complexity to sustain repeated readings.
Chicago Sun Times
Preschool youngsters will be enchanted with the undersea world.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Publishers Weekly lauds Ehlert's "vivid, abstract art" in her books. Wonder, humor, and whimsy characterize her illustrative approach to the natural world. And her stories are full of drama. Young children delight in the arresting graphics while still eager to have you turn the page: What happens next?
This sturdy, colorful board book can introduce the concept of counting objects, in this case fish. The fish's eyes are open circles, an interesting idea to young children. There is much to visually enjoy and do with this counting book. 2001, Red Wagon Books, $6.95. Ages 3 mo. to 5. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
When it's time for kids to count off, connect them to books by the creative artists whose numerical excursions are as satisfyingly aesthetic as they are arithmetic. For example...en route from one to ten, the littlest counters-and friends of any age-will be enchanted by Lois Ehlert's vibrant collages. With each flip of the page, a plain pilot fish leads the way to bigger-by-one schools of brilliantly colored, dayglo- accented fish, whose diecut eyes cleverly add another dimension to the journey. Ms. Ehlert's stylized images depict fish both real and imaginary - the former identified on the book jacket, in case you wondered. Provide youngsters scissors and an assortment of brightly colored paper and suggest they try their hand at similar collages.
Children's Literature
When it's time for kids to count off, connect them to books by the creative artists whose numerical excursions are as satisfyingly aesthetic as they are arithmetic. For example...en route from one to ten, the littlest counters—and friends of any age—will be enchanted by Lois Ehlert's vibrant collages. With each flip of the page, a plain pilot fish leads the way to bigger-by-one schools of brilliantly colored, dayglo-accented fish, whose die-cut eyes cleverly add another dimension to the journey. Ms. Ehlert's stylized images depict fish both real and imaginary. Newly issued as a board book for younger kids, this edition works for those who just find it interesting to look at the fish as well as for those who are ready to learn to count to 10. 2001 (orig. 1990), Harcourt, $6.95. Ages 6 mo. to 3. Reviewer: Beverly Kobrin and Marilyn Courtot
From the Publisher

star “Ehlert’s sense of color and graphic design is amazing. . . . A visual treat from start to finish.”—Booklist (starred review)
“A counting book with enough novelty to hold a child’s interest, and enough complexity to sustain repeated readings.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Preschool youngsters will be enchanted with the undersea world.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152280512
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
136,313
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
3 Years

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From the Publisher
star “Ehlert’s sense of color and graphic design is amazing. . . . A visual treat from start to finish.”—Booklist
“A counting book with enough novelty to hold a child’s interest, and enough complexity to sustain repeated readings.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Preschool youngsters will be enchanted with the undersea world.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Meet the Author


LOIS EHLERT has created many award-winning picture books, including, most recently, Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Fish Eyes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
vard More than 1 year ago
Being read to a nine month old who gets very excited about the fish,the colors, and the way it is read as it allows for lots of animation and teaching about color, shapes, and activities as we read through. He loves to put his little fingers in the eye holes !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dilljill More than 1 year ago
The pictures are beautifully illustrated to capture a young child's attention. It is a great book for learning not only numbers as you add the eyes, but colors also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books to give to infant through preschool. Colorful and interesting counting book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good counting book. My son is facinated with any kind of fish, so he really loves it. The only down side to the book is that the fish eyes are punched out of the paper on each page--my son loves to put his finger in the holes, which can tear easily.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Come on a journey deep at sea, to count the many fish we¿ll see. This engaging board book captures baby¿s attention with brilliant colors and simple illustrations. The fish¿s eyes are inventively ¿cut-out¿ drawing added interest to the already vivid images. What¿s more, Ehlert includes addition lessons cleverly disguised in the corners of the pages to encourage simple mathematics for older children. Definitely a keeper!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We got this book for Christmas and my 11 month old son LOVES it. He likes the bright colors and laughs everytime I read it. I like it because its interesting enough for babies but yet when he gets older it will be a fun counting book.