Synopses & Reviews
A clever introduction to counting, filled with bouncy text and zany illustrations, follows a small, starving frog sitting on the log in the middle of the bog as he counts the many delectable delights around him, from one tick on a stick to three flies buzzing in the skies. Reprint.
"The tautly told tale, dramatic surprise, and appropriate comeuppance for the protagonist will delight young listeners."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;Horn Book Guideandlt;/iandgt;
"Wilson's bouncy, humorous verses mesh well with Rankin's cartoonlike, watercolor illustrations, which fairly teem with visual asides."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt;
"Wilson's blend of early learning concepts, humor, and wordplay make for a jaunty read-aloud."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt;, starred review
"This imaginative counting book will keep children laughing...."andlt;BRandgt; -- andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt;
From the bestselling author of "Bear Snores On" comes this hilariously illustrated story that teaches young readers the concept of counting from one to five and back again. Full color.
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About the Author
Karma Wilson’s previous picture books include the international bestseller Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, and Mortimer’s Christmas Manger, all illustrated by Jane Chapman, One Day in the Middle of the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin, and Hilda Must Be Dancing and Bear Hugs, illustrated by Suzanne Watts. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit Karma at KarmaWilson.com. Joan Rankin has illustrated over twenty-five books for children. She received the South African HAUM Dann Retief Prize for children's book illustration in 1986 and the Katrina Harris Award for Children's Book Illustration in 1991. She has illustrated numerous books on the McElderry list, including A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Off to First Grade by Louise Borden. Ms. Rankin lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and three daughters.