"Russell provides some extra things to count; the objects are individually distinct, though some of the coconuts almost get lost in the gutter; still, very attractive, especially the people, who brim with life and good humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
``...in a rocking chair,/Two yellow bows tied on braided hair...Four steel drums...Seven conch shells...'': five rhymed couplets describe ten typical, evocative island scenes, vibrantly depicted in glowing double spreads—an excellent debut for both author and illustrator.
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