Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On

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Overview

Brightly colored fish introduce young children to counting and basic addition in this fun and simple concept book. “A visual treat from start to finish.”—Booklist

A counting book depicting the colorful fish a child might see if he turned into a fish himself.

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Overview

Brightly colored fish introduce young children to counting and basic addition in this fun and simple concept book. “A visual treat from start to finish.”—Booklist

A counting book depicting the colorful fish a child might see if he turned into a fish himself.

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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?
From The Critics
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: 8/28/2008
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 73,970
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.04 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Fish Eyes is Awesome!

    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 !!!

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  • Posted January 13, 2010

    Fun, colorful book for a young child

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    Fish Eyes

    This is one of my favorite books to give to infant through preschool. Colorful and interesting counting book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Good Counting Book!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2002

    Engaging!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2002

    My son loves it!

    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.

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    Posted February 21, 2010

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