A winsome combination of number, color and animal
concepts on fold-out pages. Definitely a top pick of the season!

American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

“This jaunty and ingenious paper-over-board counting book introduces ‘one yellow lion,’ ‘two white swans,’ ‘three gray squirrels’ and so on until readers finally meet ‘ten pink worms.’ In Van Fleet’s simple but playful renditions, the critters are unusually expressive...classic ‘less is more’ concept book.”

Publishers Weekly Starred review,
May 25, 1992

“Action-filled pictures and the different concept challenges offered will appeal to young children. An engaging selection.”

School Library Journal,
September 1992

“This clever concept book cover ten numbers, colors and animal in a fun fold-out format. In two panoramic views the animals cavort together in a counting, color-naming, animal-finding extravaganza.”

Los Angeles Times Book Review,
May 10, 1992


A 1993 ABC Children’s Booksellers Choice
The American Association of Booksellers

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio’s Gold Book Award

Children’s Book of the Month Club Main Selection