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Who's Counting?
     

Who's Counting?

by Nancy Tafuri
 

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Young children can use all their fingers to count the geese, moles, birds, tadpoles, and other living things that a curious puppy encounters as he runs across the fields.

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Young children can use all their fingers to count the geese, moles, birds, tadpoles, and other living things that a curious puppy encounters as he runs across the fields.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tafuri, a Caldecott Honor winner, combines several elements in her new counting book and makes it all look simplea sign of true artistry. First of all, there are barnyard and field creatures to count from one to 10, clearly delineated in glowing yet soft colors. Then there is the striking design of each two-page spread. And thenperhaps to be noticed in a second readingthere is a picture story about a curious puppy who follows the animals and sometimes interacts with them. All these qualities, plus a satisfying ending and the love and warmth that suffuses the pages, add up to an exceptional book. (26)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 A very simple counting book illustrated in Tafuri's familiar style using black line and brilliant watercolor. The bold, stylized double-page spreads stretch exuberantly to page edge, depicting one squirrel, two birds, etc., and always including a bit of golden retriever puppy to be discovered by the observant. What a fantastic landscape is here, exaggerated, differing from the literally true in many details, yet capturing the essence and joy of reality as no literal illustration could. And all is tied together by ten puppies, who are seen running, eating and sleeping under the watchful eyes of their proud parents, a satisfying conclusion to be enjoyed by the smallest book lovers, beginning counters and all who appreciate good illustration. Joanna Rudge Long, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688061302
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/12/1986
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
5 - 6 Years

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