For fans of Richard Scarry, a cute-as-a-button picture book featuring dozens of chickens as they set out for the county fair!
Chickens, chickens everywhere — going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You’ll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so many sights to see! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don’t forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. Grab some cotton candy and popcorn, because this very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with searching and counting elements.
Jo Ellen Bogart is the author of many best-selling children’s books, including Jeremiah Learns to Read, Daniel’s Dog, and Gifts. She has degrees in elementary education and psychology from the University of Texas, and she now writes full time. Jo… More about Jo Ellen Bogart
Hardcover | $16.99
Published by Tundra Books Feb 07, 2017| 32 Pages| 10 x 10| 2-5 years| ISBN 9781770497924
“Unfolding in short, bouncy rhymes, this atypical counting book fills its pages with a flock of chickens enjoying a day at the county fair . . . There is so much feathered fun here, it’s pure poultry in motion.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Reminiscent of the work of Richard Scarry, the spreads will encourage children to go back and pore over theillustrations, not only to count the chickens but also to track the many characters—including a pair of mice who appear onevery page . . . An enjoyable concept and seek-and-find title that’s perfect for springtime sharing and reinforcement of counting skills” —School Library Journal
“There is endless counting to be done here . . . Count Your Chickens is a perfect lap book or something for an individual child to spend time with.” —CM Magazine
“Less a storybook and more of an immersive experience that delights in small details a la Richard Scarry.” —Fresh Press
“The impressive rhyming text is matched with colorful, detailed illustrations . . . in bright, breezy and humorous spreads that will have young readers paying very close attention to the many opportunities for counting presented.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction
PRAISE FOR Big and Small, Room for All by Jo Ellen Bogart:
“Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address…. Both text and illustrations have a modest sense of the sublime in their subject, one that comes across clearly. A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare.” —Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“[S]imple rhymes take the reader on a journey from the deep expanse of the universe to the tiny organisms revealed under a microscope . . . Stunning.” —Starred Review, Quill & Quire
“Word choice is highly suitable for the earliest independent readers. This book will serve as a springboard for discussing the way children perceive size in the natural world.” —School Library Journal
“Introducing small children to a big idea, this handsome picture book uses an open-ended approach that could lead to good discussions.” —Booklist