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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Bea Reviews One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! by John Micklos & Illustrated by Clive McFarland

Bea's Book Nook, Review, One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! John Micklos, Clive McFarland
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: September 5th, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

This playful counting book shares the colorful highlights of the four seasons in charming illustrations.

Count your way through the seasons! In spring, the tree's leaves appear, one by one. By summer, there's a glorious canopy. And when autumn winds blow, leaves fly from the tree, one after another, leading us into winter. There's a world of activity to spy in and around this beautiful tree as the wild creatures, and one little boy, celebrate the cycles of nature. As little ones count leaves, look for animals, and enjoy the changing seasonal landscape, bouncy rhymes and bold illustrations make learning to count easy--corresponding numerals reinforcing the learning fun.

My Thoughts:

"One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me!" is a delightful introduction to both counting and the seasons. It starts in the spring with just one leaf on the tree and takes us all the way to ten leaves, then too many leaves to count (summer).  Then autumn arrives and the leaves drop one by one until it's winter then we move back to spring and the leaves begin appearing again. The leaves are a little small for counting when read to a group of children but work when just one or two children are reading the book.

The artwork is mixed media done in moderate colors. There are enough details to make the pictures realistic and appealing but not so many that they overwhelm young readers. There's a squirrel who appears on every page which makes for a nice game of where's the squirrel. My class of one and two year olds love the page where a mouse sleeps on a bed of leaves. They like to linger on that page when I read the book at circle time. The rhyming text is simple and repetitive and complements the illustrations.

"One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me!" is a fun and delightful book about counting and seasons for toddlers and preschoolers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you like the book! John Micklos, Jr.


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