In this rhyming fun-to-read counting book, young readers not only learn to count from one to ten, but also learn the baby names of various everyday backyard animals. This book offers a lot more than the typical counting book. RECOMMENDED. --Library Media Connection
Sylvan Dell Publishing brings In My Backyard to the lineup of great children's books released in 2007. Akin to virtually all Sylvan Dell books, it is a teacher or home schooling parent s dream. --Breeni Books
This book is a great change of pace from normal counting books. I definitely recommend this book for parents with preschoolers. I give this book a bright line of 5 stars. --Laura Williams' Musings
About the Author
Valarie Giogas has been writing since she was a young child. As a teacher, her favorite part of teaching was the books. She s been writing for children ever since she discovered that she could combine her love for children s literature with her passion for writing. The idea for In My Backyard began when her son was in preschool. They always drove by a gaggle of geese and he would giggle when she told him the group name. When the geese had goslings, the idea for this book was cemented. A member of the Society for Children s Book Writers and Illustrators, Valarie has also written articles for Hopscotch Magazine. Valarie and her family live in a suburb of Boston.