Count!

by Denise Fleming

The few words on each page of Count! invite a pattern of activities beyond... read more

The few words on each page of Count! invite a pattern of activities beyond counting: "Stretch, giraffes!" accompanies images of five yellow-and-black giraffes craning their necks on a neon pink page spread that includes the numeral, five green squares and the words "five giraffes." Lunch tells about a hungry mouse, gives children a chance to predict what he will eat by showing part of it on the preceding page, describing it with an adjective and indicating a color, such as a "crisp, white turnip." Both books are fun to use and dynamic to see from a distance due to Fleming's refreshing concepts of color and space. Book jacket information includes a description of Fleming's unique papermaking technique in which she builds layers of colored pulp. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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