simple counting book features just a number and illustrations
of various animals. Moving from one to ten,
you’ll notice that when you get to the higher
numbers, the animals are shown in different positions.
For example, there are seven zebras but while one is
standing still, another is running and a third is looking
straight at you, while another is looking back as if
he is being followed.
a single, bright color used for the backgrounds, and
sharp, contrasting colors for the animal illustrations
and numerals, the art pops out at the reader. Since
the animals aren’t identified, you’ll have
to provide the correct name for each creature, but at
the end of the book there’s a “Let’s
Talk” section that asks questions about each selection.
of these entries reads: "These are three different kinds
of bears. Can you point to the panda bear? How about
to the polar bear? Can you point to the black bear? "
you get the hang of using the questions provided, you
can make up your own questions. For example: “Which
bear is the tallest? Which bear is sitting? What sound
does a bear make?”
very young children this simple board book is the ideal
way to not only introduce simple numbers and animals
but also show the surprises the picture book offers
as you turn the pages.