With his usual elaborate detail, Graeme Base, mad genius behind Animalia, The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery, and other wild and wonderful titles, presents a one-of-a-kind counting book. Naturally, Base would never be content to stick with a simple 1 through 10 format. Readers of all ages will linger over each spread, first counting the highlighted animals and giggling at the translation of their grunts and growls (the moose's "Moo, moo, mooooooiii!" means "Hey, get your hoof out of my ear!"). Then it's time to check out the diminishing size of the die-cut hole in the pond. And finally, readers will want to find each of the 10 additional animals cleverly hidden in every illustration, based on the silhouetted creatures in the border. A safari on paper--with an environmental and mathematical education thrown in for good measure. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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We bought this book for our son when he was 3 and now at 8 he is still drawn to it. The illustrations are beautiful and it has something to appeal to all ages. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2006 by L. Plug
I picked this book up at a school book fair - then went back for more copies for gifts! The artwork is out of this world - witty, mysterious - a true adventure. Read morePublished on May 22 2002 by P. Cheney
I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations were just gorgeous. Detail is everywhere and I loved the way the author hid the animals in every background. Read morePublished on April 19 2002 by Kimberly Bennetto
I was wowed by the cover art on this one and bought it for my young daughter not knowing that it's less a cute look at the common feeding habits of different creatures than an odd... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2001 by Michael Mikesell
My son is 4 1/2 and absolutely loves animals. We bought this book and have not put it down. The book is much more than a counting book. It is a geography lesson as well. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2001