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Unusual counting book
on 8 May 2011
This is a very unusual and appealing counting book, beautifully illustrated by Alice Melvin; I love her unusual style, which manages to appear simple yet be full of detail . It stands out from others by reason of its lyrical verse and the quirky settings for the birds - the flying ducks on the wall, and the bird mobile are just two examples. We are taken through a spring day - gradually the birds awaken, then enjoy the day and finally settle to sleep again - and then the owl wakens. Not only will children learn their numbers (and it's good to see a counting book going up to 20), they will learn about our birds too. A lovely bok for sharing which will repay many visits.