With his trademark colorful and compelling images of animals both familiar and exotic, acclaimed British illustrator, Christopher Wormell, brings a uniquely artful point of view to the traditional counting book. Wormell's inventive approach to illustrating the numbers from 1 to 20 highlights intriguing parts, behaviors, or features of specific animals, rather than simply increasing the numbers of the animals themselves. This new perspective presents an opportunity for further parent-child exploration of the animal-How many legs does the camel have? What color is the ladybug?-in keeping with the current trend toward interdisciplinary education for the very young.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||10.38(w) x 10.38(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Christopher Wormell is the celebrated English wood engraver whose illustrated books are collected and loved throughout the world. His first children's book, An Alphabet of Animals, won the prestigious Graphics Prize at the Bologna International Children's Book Fair and has been reprinted in numerous editions. His other children's book titles include Mowgli's Brothers, Blue Rabbit and Friends, Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel, Animal Train, Off to the Fair, and George and the Dragon. Wormell lives in London with his wife and three children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The crisp, colorful illustrations are what drives this unique counting book. Instead of counting quantities of animals, author Christopher Wormell counts numbers of items on (or associated with) animals (20 barnacle shells, 2 camel humps, 14 white rings on a lemur). This book appeals to a very large audience and could easily be incorporated into science or math instruction.
This counting book features one animal and one number per page. 1 rhinoceros horn, 7 black spots on a lady bug, and so forth, up to 20. The illustrations are striking with large margins and heavy black lines. At the end of the book, each animal featured is given a biography. These beautiful illustrations give a sense of depth and class rarely found in children's books, with stylized but realistic depictions of animals.
outstanding picture book, counting to 20, broad range--simple text, bold colors and type; back pages give info on animals for older readers. OUTSTANDING.