Synopses & Reviews
I can see the airport goats and I can see their cases.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But can you count the pilot goats with goggles on their faces?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This hilarious count-to-ten book features goats of all shapes, sizes, hobbies, and professionsand#8212;and each spread gives readers a delightful opportunity to count the funny four-legged creatures. Acclaimed author Mem Foxand#8217;s renowned humor and infectious rhyme merge with celebrated illustrator Jan Thomasand#8217;s bold and brilliant illustrations to make this an instant goat-by-numbers classic.
"This animated counting book uses irreverent couplets and a screwball cast of goats for its humor. As if Thomas's goats weren't entertaining enough just to look at (and they are), Fox (Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes) pairs random and often mischievous goat activities with invitations for readers to count the wide-eyed animals. 'Here we see a fireman goat climbing through the smoke./ But can we count the RESCUED goats trying not to choke?' And when the narrator says, 'Here we see an over goat. And this one's going under,' a page turn reveals the question, 'But can we count the CROSSING goats, terrified of thunder?' (The goats are seen nervously rowing a boat during a storm.) Thomas (the Dust Bunny books) sets her taupe goats against bright, solid backdrops; whether they are pricking up their ears, jumping off monkey bars, huddled in the snow, or blasting their trumpets, they exude personality and slapstick humor. The only number that shows up in the text is 'one,' (the book goes up to 10), giving kids the opportunity to practice counting without any hints. Ages 2 6. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"The traditional counting format receives a charming update as playfully expressive goats mimic human behavior...Fox, an early-literacy specialist to the core, gets each rhyme just right...Thomasand#8217;s trademark digital spreads provide punch through chunky, dark outlines and zany off-kilter expressions...These wacky goats guarantee a goofy good time."--andlt;Iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/Iandgt;
"Bright electric colors outlined in thick black create just the right look to attract very young readers, who are also often just learning to count...providing a fun learning opportunity for kids with varying skill sets." andlt;iandgt;and#8212; Booklistandlt;/iandgt;
"This animated counting book uses irreverent couplets and a screwball cast of goats for its humor. As if Thomas's goats weren't entertaining enough just to look at (and they are), Fox (Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes) pairs random and often mischievous goat activities with invitations for readers to count the wide-eyed animals." --andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/iandgt;
"Who could resist the invitation to count goats? Not the audience for this book, who will gleefully follow the rhyming text as it describes goats in various habitats and situations...This will make a spirited step up for those youngsters whoand#8217;ve mastered counting along and want to show off their independent skills." --andlt;Iandgt;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Booksandlt;/Iandgt;,
Counting Goats is a fresh, funny counting book from picture book superstars Mem Fox and Jan Thomas.
Picture book superstars Fox and Thomas deliver a fresh, funny counting book for the youngest of readers. Full color.
About the Author
Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include andlt;iandgt;Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!andlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Hello Baby!andlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Baby Bedtimeandlt;/iandgt;; the bestselling modern classics andlt;iandgt;Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toesandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Time for Bedandlt;/iandgt;; and, for adults, andlt;iandgt;Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Foreverandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at MemFox.net.andlt;Bandgt;Jan Thomasandlt;/Bandgt; is the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;Letand#8217;s Count Goats!andlt;/iandgt; by Mem Fox, as well as her own andlt;iandgt;Is Everyone Ready for Fun?, Rhyming Dust Bunniesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunnyandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Can You Make a Scary Face?andlt;/iandgt; She lives with her family in Socorro, New Mexico. Visit her at JanThomasBooks.com.