Bernard Bear has been learning about counting this week! Here are his favourite counting books:
Every Bunny Count by Ellie Sandall
Bunnies and foxes learn to count as they play hide-and-seek in this delightful picture book from the author of Everybunny Dance! and Follow Me!, which School Library Journal called “a winsome selection suitable for storytime.”
Maisy’s First 123 by Lucie Cousins
Lovable Maisy Mouse is counting her favourite animals. Help her count one, two, three, four, five… butterflies, tortoises, fizzy fish, swirly snails and one stripy tiger will guide you through your first numbers in this truly delightful Maisy introduction to counting. This gorgeous board book combines bright, vivid colours with embossing and texture, and makes learning about numbers an exciting, tactile adventure! The joyful final spread – a fun-filled menagerie featuring Maisy and all her animal pals – ties everything together and recaps all the numbers you’ve learned one last time. The perfect companion to Maisy’s First Colours, this title forms part of a new series of Maisy look-and-touch board books that reinforce early learning concepts.
10 Juicy Radishes by Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit loves radishes, and so do all the other characters in this entertaining counting book. Poor Peter starts off with ten juicy radishes all to himself, but that doesn’t last long as one bunny after another comes hopping up to snaffle his prize. Luckily, on the last page, Peter finds some juicy lettuces for his lunch. “Ten Juicy Radishes” is a sturdy board book that can be read again and again by even the most boisterous toddlers. As each page is turned, the number of holes in the page – and the number of radishes – goes down, providing a really vivid illustration of the mechanics of counting. With a charming rhyme and gorgeous artwork featuring Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters, this books is also a perfect bedtime read.
Duckie’s Ducklings by Frances Barry
It’s time for a swim, but Duckie can’t find her ducklings anywhere. Turn the shaped pages, follow Duckie’s search through the garden, and count the ducklings as they appear on the cut pages. Luckily, Duckie rounds up her brood just in time for a swim in the pond!
None The Number by Oliver Jeffers
The Hueys have an important question about counting in this hilarious new book from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found and illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit.
The thing about the Hueys was that they loved numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3. Wait! 0? Is ‘none’ a number?
By Mark – Uxbridge Library