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Title:
Animal numbers
ISBN:
9780803704596

9780803709102
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books, ©1987.
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Summary:
A counting book in which animals both exotic and familiar are shown with the specified number of infants.
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A beautiful and award-winning counting book based on the number of babies in each animal mother's brood. A delightful and original idea, ideal for young children.


Summary

A beautiful and award-winning counting book based on the number of babies in each animal mother's brood. A delightful and original idea, ideal for young children.


Reviews 6

Publisher's Weekly Review

Using beguiling, naturalistic art, this counting book pictures 15 different adult animals with their offspring, and asks the reader to determine ``how many babies / in each mother's brood.'' PW declared this ``an excep tional volume.'' All ages. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Kirkus Review

In a companion volume to Animal Alphabet, Kitchen illustrates the numbers from one to ten, plus 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100, with ""How many babies in each mother's brood?"" The elegantly serifed black numerals, a dramatic seven or eight inches high and displayed on a pure white ground, are variously festooned, reclined on, or otherwise embellished by the animal families, exquisitely delineated in soft colors. From the single kangaroo peering from its mother's pouch to the 100 frogs in various stages of development--from egg to tiny, perfectly complete frog perched between its mother's bulging eyes--the deployment of the animals is inspired by a fine sense of design (the swan's neck reflecting the curve of number 2 is an obvious example), variety (8 serves as a fish tank), and sheer virtuosity (25 golden garter snakes are twined in rhythmic coils with the mother linking the two digits across a double spread). The animals are identified, with brief notes on their families, on the final page. A splendid addition to counting books, to books with animal pictures, to books of artistic merit. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. Elegant design characterizes this striking, ultrasimple counting book. The format is akin to Kitchen's Animal Alphabet (Booklist 80:1626 Ag 84); stark, pitch-black numerals are adorned with impeccably drawn animals. A brief, opening verse invites youngsters to count how many babies are to be found in each mother's brood. Thus, a serene-looking kangaroo has one baby peering out of her pouch; a regal swan has two cygnets trailing behind; an alert squirrel sits below three scampering offspring. Each number with its attending animals appears against a riveting expanse of white space; the numbers jump to include 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100, which may confuse younger children. This book is every bit as visually compelling as its companion; the pure artistic virtuosity will attract eyes of any age. DMW. Counting / Animals Infancy [CIP] 87-5365


Publisher's Weekly Review

Using beguiling, naturalistic art, this counting book pictures 15 different adult animals with their offspring, and asks the reader to determine ``how many babies / in each mother's brood.'' PW declared this ``an excep tional volume.'' All ages. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Kirkus Review

In a companion volume to Animal Alphabet, Kitchen illustrates the numbers from one to ten, plus 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100, with ""How many babies in each mother's brood?"" The elegantly serifed black numerals, a dramatic seven or eight inches high and displayed on a pure white ground, are variously festooned, reclined on, or otherwise embellished by the animal families, exquisitely delineated in soft colors. From the single kangaroo peering from its mother's pouch to the 100 frogs in various stages of development--from egg to tiny, perfectly complete frog perched between its mother's bulging eyes--the deployment of the animals is inspired by a fine sense of design (the swan's neck reflecting the curve of number 2 is an obvious example), variety (8 serves as a fish tank), and sheer virtuosity (25 golden garter snakes are twined in rhythmic coils with the mother linking the two digits across a double spread). The animals are identified, with brief notes on their families, on the final page. A splendid addition to counting books, to books with animal pictures, to books of artistic merit. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. Elegant design characterizes this striking, ultrasimple counting book. The format is akin to Kitchen's Animal Alphabet (Booklist 80:1626 Ag 84); stark, pitch-black numerals are adorned with impeccably drawn animals. A brief, opening verse invites youngsters to count how many babies are to be found in each mother's brood. Thus, a serene-looking kangaroo has one baby peering out of her pouch; a regal swan has two cygnets trailing behind; an alert squirrel sits below three scampering offspring. Each number with its attending animals appears against a riveting expanse of white space; the numbers jump to include 15, 25, 50, 75, and 100, which may confuse younger children. This book is every bit as visually compelling as its companion; the pure artistic virtuosity will attract eyes of any age. DMW. Counting / Animals Infancy [CIP] 87-5365