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Counting Cockatoos Hardcover – March 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books; illustrated edition edition (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190523631X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905236312
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,094,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K Various wild animals represent the numbers 1 to 12. A simple line of text accompanies each spread, which also includes two hidden cockatoos. At the end, Twelve toppling turtles are accompanied by lots of cockatoos! The chameleonlike birds almost disappear into foliage of their same color or peek from behind the pages' decorative borders. The final pages recap the numbers and animals depicted and show some cockatoo feathers for additional counting. As concept books go, the text is standard fare. It is Bauer's acrylics in bold colors and patterned, textured brushstrokes that give this book its appeal. However, with so many great counting books available, such as Denise Fleming's Count! (Holt, 1992), this one is strictly additional. Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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"The whimsical illustrations each feature a colorful border plus easily counted creatures such as "six slinking snakes" or "eleven elegant lizards." The cockatoos are more elusive because they change color and sometimes even try to disguise themselves as the other animals in the group. The book provides additional counting practice after the main story as well for those eager to continue exploring numbers." --Minnesota State University, Center for Children's and Young Adult Books<br /><br />"Various wild animals represent the numbers 1 to 12. A simple line of text accompanies each spread, which also includes two hidden cockatoos...The chameleonlike birds almost disappear into foliage of their same color or peek from behind the pages' decorative borders. The final pages recap the numbers and animals depicted and show some cockatoo feathers for additional counting...Bauer's acrylics in bold colors and patterned, textured brushstrokes...give this book its appeal..." --School Library Journal

"The whimsical illustrations each feature a colorful border plus easily counted creatures such as "six slinking snakes" or "eleven elegant lizards." The cockatoos are more elusive because they change color and sometimes even try to disguise themselves as the other animals in the group. The book provides additional counting practice after the main story as well for those eager to continue exploring numbers." --Minnesota State University, Center for Children's and Young Adult Books

More About the Author

Stella Blackstone has written many bestselling titles for Barefoot Books, including the popular Bear and Cleo series, An Island in the Sun, Secret Seahorse and Who Are You, Baby Kangaroo? Stella lives with her family in Somerset.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 29, 2006
Format: Hardcover
i read this to my little sister and she finds the birds. she can count to 12.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maddie on May 29, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I love the illustrations, and my children and my kindergarteners LOVE to find the cockatoos on each page. (I teach kindergarten) I highly recommend this book and I prefer it to Count!...its much more interactive.
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Format: Hardcover
Bright bold colors, adorable animals and a repetitive text will entice young children to read this book over and over. Along with the cheerful illustrations, the hidden cockatoos make this book stand out among counting books. Children enjoy finding hidden pictures in any storybook and the slightly camouflaged cockatoos in this story add to the enjoyment of this book. As a teacher, I am always looking for books that young children can retell, books that reinforce basic concepts, and books that can be used to inspire children to create their own stories. This is one of those books. More important, however, than its usefulness to promote learning, it is a delightful book, full of wonderfully appealing illustrations. It's the kind of book I want to give as a gift, to be enjoyed over and over.
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By FABulou5 on December 12, 2013
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My daughter love this book. She loves finding the cockatoos and counting "one...two..." Reaches for the book at least once a day.
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