A Counting Book Thriller
by Kate Read
A stunningly gorgeous counting book with a delightful surprise
One hungry fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl…three plump hens had better watch out! Rich and colorful illustrations plunge the reader into a dramatic and exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count on each page, learning to count from one to ten has never been so thrilling!
This surprisingly simple counting book with a gripping tale, great for early education and read-alouds, has a hugely satisfying ending that’s sure to delight generations.
Publication Date: 10/1/2019
Page Count: 36
Size: 9-7/8″ x 9-7/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Themes: Counting, Surprises, Anticipation
BISAC 1: JUV009030 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
BISAC 2: JUV002110 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Foxes
BISAC 3: JUV002090 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals
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“Lovely, potent, brightly colored illustrations in a combination of textured collage and paint against white space transition to a dark, moonlit backdrop. Little ones will eagerly count in subsequent readings as they also learn new descriptive vocabulary and cheer for the brave hens. A classic scenario flips the script in this engrossing adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Surprising, suspenseful…clever…captivating.” —Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Clever…amusing…dynamic… This one wins for its subtle message of power in numbers.” —Publishers Weekly
“A neat and speedy little theatrical piece with lots of room for expressive reading aloud…. Kids blasé about the usual 1-2-3 format will appreciate the enlivening addition of suspense, and they’ll relish moving from ‘reading’ to reading the compact prose.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
Kate Read is a debut children’s book author and illustrator. She was originally trained as a theater designer, and she graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge with an MA in children’s book illustration. She lives in England with her family. You can visit her website here.