PreSchool-Grade 1. Burton's simple rhyming text incorporates counting to 10 and identifying colors and animals by using repetitive words and patterned language; e.g., "Five pink pigs in yellow pig wigs." Fernandes's artwork, created in richly colored modeling clay, shows cleverly crafted scenes that feature each of the 10 animals. Unfortunately, the characters are a little too cute, giving the book a mass-market look. On the plus side, toddlers and preschoolers will be immediately attracted to this simple, clever multi-concept book, and very young readers can easily combine the words with the picture clues to "read" the text themselves. Also, visually observant children will notice the gray mouse collecting an item on each page to take back to its "black mouse house" at the end of the story.?Gale W. Sherman, Pocatello Public Library, ID
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Readers will be entranced from the minute they see one gray mouse greeting the day from its black teapot's doorstep on the cover. The mouse is snuggled into its teacup bed asleep on the first page, stretching awake on the title page, munching a carrot on the final page, increasingly endearing in its various colorful Fimo modeling-compound incarnations. Equally captivating are the two black cats on an orange cat mat and the three orange snakes in a blue snake lake, up to ten and through several colors. The book surprises and amuses with every pagethe five pink pigs in yellow pig wigs are particularly winsomedrawing in young learners as well as those who already grasp counting and colors. (Picture book. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description