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One Crow: A Counting Rhyme

One Crow: A Counting Rhyme

by Jim Aylesworth, Ruth Young (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 Simple four-line counting rhymes from one to ten (zero's there, too, but without a verse) take readers on a morning-to-night barnyard tour twice, once for a sunny summer day and once for a cold, snowy winter day. The first two lines of each quatrain focus on the animals representing the given number, while the second two comment on some aspect of nature in the setting. The pattern is worked out comfortably, and the verses are pleasant enough, but without the sparkle of Betsy Lewin's Cat Count (Dodd, 1981). The clear colors, clean line, and open composition of the illustrations convey a cheerful mood that's in keeping with the text. Uncluttered as the pictures are, they offer plenty of rural detail for young eyes to take in. The real weight of interpreting the contrast between the seasons falls to the pictures, and they contribute significantly to the book's calm charm. Karen Litton, Confederation Centre Public Library, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Jim Aylesworth taught the first grade for more than twenty years. He has written more than twenty books for young readers, including My Son John and McGraw's Emporium. He lives in Hinsdale, Illinois, with his wife.

Stephen Gammell has illustrated many books for children. He won the Caldecott Medal for Song and Dance Man. Stephen Gammell lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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