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As usual, the artwork of this Delessert-illustrated title is ...
As usual, the artwork of this Delessert-illustrated title is anything but usual. His friendly, utterly unique characters cavort across the pages, each with its preferred fruit in hand. Each spread offers up a number, presented in both numeric and written form, and a colorfully rendered image of a creature juggling, stacking, spilling, or otherwise arranging the corresponding quantity of fruit items. The book ends in a party as all ten creatures get together to finally eat their counted-up strawberries, peaches, oranges, and more. The simple but playful nature of this one-of-a-kind number book is sure to enchant readers both young and old.
With more than eighty books to his credit, published in fourteen languages, Swiss-born illustrator and author Etienne Delessert has a global reputation as one of the fathers of the modern children's picture book. His artwork has been honored with gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and has twice earned the prestigious Graphics Prize from the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Among his picture books are Ashes, Ashes; Dance!; I Hate to Read!; The Seven Dwarfs; Who Killed Cock Robin?; and A Was An Apple Pie.