. . . ""Over in the meadow, in the sand in the sun, lived an old mother turtle and her little turtle one"". The classic nursery rhyme is reiterated with its counting lesson pleasantly camouflaged in Feodor Rojankovsky's warm woodland illustrations of the beavers six, the honeybees five, and the chipmunks four. Numbers for knee highs couldn't be more fun than in this large, handsome book, tailor made for introducing number concepts. Perfect for a ""let's count"" approach with preschoolers or first graders, this also has music for the song at the end.