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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152280512
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
68,034
Product dimensions:
11.04(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 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

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