Pick. One of the best early counting books ever,
this board book has perfect rhythm, gorgeous illustrations, and
the most fun rhymes around. It all begins when one duck gets
stuck in the muck, and a host of animals arrive to help the duck
out of his muddy predicament. Two fish, three moose, four
crickets...all the way up to ten dragonflies try to help, but
"no luck...still stuck". In the end, they all chip in
and get the duck out with a satisfying "spluck".
The adjectives and sound effects in this book are just as
colorful as the rich illustrations. As well, each newly introduced
numeral is large and clearly presented, making this delightful
story a super educational experience. It's hard to find a better
early counting and rhyming picture book for the very young.
Written by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Jane Chapman. The
board book edition is approximately $7 US.