Readers will be entranced from the minute they see one gray mouse greeting the day from its black teapot's doorstep on the cover. The mouse is snuggled into its teacup bed asleep on the first page, stretching awake on the title page, munching a carrot on the final page, increasingly endearing in its various colorful Fimo modeling-compound incarnations. Equally captivating are the two black cats on an orange cat mat and the three orange snakes in a blue snake lake, up to ten and through several colors. The book surprises and amuses with every page--the five pink pigs in yellow pig wigs are particularly winsome--drawing in young learners as well as those who already grasp counting and colors.
Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1997
Page Count: 24
Publisher: "Kids Can Press (85 River Rock Dr., Buffalo, NY 14207)"