Counting Crows

by Kathi Appelt and Rob Dunlavey

A clever counting book counts by threes to show sets of crows flying in to eat different... read more

A clever counting book counts by threes to show sets of crows flying in to eat different things, such as crunchy chips and slimy snails (which are also countable). The stylized black-and-white pencil illustrations use red highlights—all the crows are wearing red-and-white striped sweaters and the fourth crow sports a red scarf with white polka dots. After 12 crows have gathered, a cat comes along and scares them all away—again in groups of three. As they fly off into the sky, the polka-dotted scarf drops and, in the end, the cat sits with the scarf around his neck, dreaming of the dinner that got away. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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