Synopses & Reviews
A counting book that features an African-American family shopping for food, preparing dinner, and sitting down to eat. Lively read-aloud text paired with bright collage illustrations.
'\"Impressive collages . . . A joyful celebration of family and food.\"'
"Impressive collages . . . A joyful celebration of family and food." Booklist, ALA
"Falwell has captured the warmth and love of an African-American family. . . . The brightly colored collage illustrations depict the bouncing energy of the children and their attentive mother in a creative counting book that will delight young readers." Horn Book
"The successful rhyme scheme builds a natural rhythm that helps the simple text read smoothly. Collage illustrations combine colored paper, patterned fabrics, and felt in a clear, uncluttered design. . . . The figures are animated and expressive . . . an appealing glance at a typical extended family." School Library Journal
About the Author
Cathryn Falwell received a BFA degree in printmaking from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. After launching a graphic design business and then a family, she began to write and illustrate children's books, something she'd wanted to do since second grade. Ms. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine with her husband and their two sons.