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Children's LiteratureIt is never too early to introduce very young children to great artworks from around the world. This counting book that travels from one to ten does so with multiple reproductions from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A question is posed with an image. How many unicorns are there in the garden? The next spread has the numeral and the word one on one page. Facing it are four reproductions that demonstrate the concept of one; one camel from a 12th Century Spanish fresco, one little girl from a Mary Cassatt painting, one embroidered peacock from China, and one hot air balloon from a 19th century lithograph. So the numbers grow from one to ten. One of the most pleasing and satisfying aspects of this delightful collection is the emphasis on artwork from a wide variety of world culture, not just Western Civilization. Adult readers can test their skills at identifying the reproductions with each piece identified in an index at the end of the book. 2004, Little Brown and Company, Ages 6 mo. to 5.