One Spotted Giraffe

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Count from one spotted giraffe to ten darting fish in this perky pop-up book from renowned illustrator Petr Horácek.

Very young children can identify animals, count them, and discover numerals in this stand-out selection. Spreads filled with realistic depictions of colorful creatures — everything from pandas to lemurs — entice readers to count the animals, then flip the flap to reveal a corresponding pop-up numeral. And then the surprise: the numeral looks just like the animal —...

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Overview

Count from one spotted giraffe to ten darting fish in this perky pop-up book from renowned illustrator Petr Horácek.

Very young children can identify animals, count them, and discover numerals in this stand-out selection. Spreads filled with realistic depictions of colorful creatures — everything from pandas to lemurs — entice readers to count the animals, then flip the flap to reveal a corresponding pop-up numeral. And then the surprise: the numeral looks just like the animal — fur, spots, stripes, and all! Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in this bold, innovative concept book, a fantastic tool for making numbers noticeable for little learners.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
From "One spotted giraffe" to "Ten swimming fish," Horacek offers a subdued counting book with pop-up ?elements tucked into the side of each spread. Horacek keeps the backgrounds simple, focusing on the brightly colored animals (including three cheetahs, four snakes, and six chameleons). A thin panel at the left or right lifts to show a whimsical pop-up number, created from the featured animal (helpfully, tubby pandas are basically already shaped like eights). While the pop-ups are so unobtrusive they're almost unnecessary, Horacek's paintings brim with personality. Ages 2–up. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
Horacek's paintings brim with personality.
—Publishers Weekly
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
This elegant counting pop-up has no title page. On each double page inside, we find a number of a particular animal. There is one spotted giraffe, but two striped zebras, all the way through to nine leaping lemurs and ten swimming fish. The text is the descriptive minimum, with the number spelled out. On one side of each double page is a partial fold over with the Arabic numeral on it. When opened, the number pops up inside incorporating the creature numbered, with the number repeated in printing below. The animals are depicted in intensely colored mixed media, attractively but not scientifically correct. Their incorporation into the shape of the number is cleverly done. Heavy pages in large format make this a somewhat large volume but one that should stand up to a lot of use. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Kirkus Reviews
With faultless simplicity Horácek squires viewers from the titular giraffe, "[t]wo striped zebras" and "[t]hree speedy cheetahs" up to "[t]en swimming fish." Still channeling Eric Carle, the illustrator creates big, friendly-looking, harmoniously posed animal figures sporting luminous blends of brushed pattern and hue. He positions them against plain white backgrounds or pale color fields, gazing up to make eye contact with viewers. There's a pleasing variety to the coloration of his subjects that helps to create an additional visual rhythm, the one- or two-color animals giving way to four different, bright types of snakes, toucans in a lush rain forest and a school of brilliant tropical fish. All are more or less realistically colored, except for the cheekily psychedelic chameleons. As the animal assemblages grow, their members either form sinuous visual patterns for eyes to trace or easily parsed groupings: one, two and two sets of three for "[n]ine leaping lemurs," for instance. Furthermore, adding a graceful visual surprise to each spread, a side flap bearing the appropriate numeral lifts to reveal a second, pop-up version artfully crafted from the featured creature. A real pleaser for the diapered brigade: bright but not busy, unfussily interactive, predictable but never monotonously so. (Pop-up/counting picture book. 1-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763661571
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 385,582
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: NPL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Petr Horácek grew up in Prague in the Czech Republic. Inspired by his two daughters, he has created numerous books for children, including Silly Suzy Goose and Strawberries Are Red. He lives in England.
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