This one is indeed a counting book and covers the numbers one through twenty. That is not the strong point of the book though; although it is certainly a plus because you are sort of killing two birds with one stone here. (Not that I would ever kill a bird with a stone...or anything else for that matter; I use this only as an expression). No, the value of this book lies in the fact that it is a wealth of information about calico cats in particular and regular cats in general.
This book is absolutely running over with "cat facts." We learn how calicos are colored, how they use heir claws, how many teeth they have, what whiskers are for, how kittens learn, how old cats can get, the odd relationship between cats, insects and birds the hunting instinct of all cats and on and on. The child will gain a wealth of information in this book, and I dare say that many adults will learn and gain also.
The second thing that makes this work so wonderful is the art work. The pictures are of such high and detailed quality that you and your child will almost want to reach out and touch the cats and expect to feel their fine fur. The details of other animals, background and landscape is extremely well done and a delight to the eye.
This is a perfect one on one read and is certainly a wonderful book to read by cat lovers, both young and old.