Monday, May 14, 2012

Animal 1 2 3

by Britta Teckentrup
Handprint Books/Chronicle | February 22, 2012

1 wriggly snake becomes 2 wriggly snakes when the number-one shaped flap is opened. And 2 marching elephants become 3 marching elephants when the number-two shaped flap is opened to reveal a baby elephant holding onto its mama's tail. And so on through the numbers one through ten past swimming hippos, snowy swans, grinning snails, and more to the final 9-10 double-flap to reveal all the animals on one panel.

The primary colors are bright and the depictions of the animals are fun and engaging for tiny readers. We can count a billion counting books out there - but this one stands out.

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