With his usual elaborate detail, Graeme Base, mad genius behind Animalia, The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery, and other wild and wonderful titles, presents a one-of-a-kind counting book. Naturally, Base would never be content to stick with a simple 1 through 10 format. Readers of all ages will linger over each spread, first counting the highlighted animals and giggling at the translation of their grunts and growls (the moose's "Moo, moo, mooooooiii!" means "Hey, get your hoof out of my ear!"). Then it's time to check out the diminishing size of the die-cut hole in the pond. And finally, readers will want to find each of the 10 additional animals cleverly hidden in every illustration, based on the silhouetted creatures in the border. A safari on paper--with an environmental and mathematical education thrown in for good measure. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter
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This is a truly beautiful book. My children loved it as toddlers and I bought this for a co-worker's new baby. Read morePublished 1 month ago by afullington
The illustrations in this book are beautiful and it quickly became a favorite for my toddlers.Published 1 month ago by Jena
Love this Book! Was my grandson's favorite starting in kindergarten.Published 2 months ago by I. Gordon
My niece loves it and it's her first by this author. Love his artwork.Published 2 months ago by Steph
For a baby shower.....Great drawings and entertainment....pictures inspire language building and education for a young child....... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hermione Granger