COUNTING IN THE GARDEN by Kim Parker

COUNTING IN THE GARDEN

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Age Range: 4 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Positively dancing with fanciful flowers rendered in bright, broadly brushed watercolor, this showcases a textile designer’s art with successive scenes of small creatures, from “1 cat purring in the garden” to “10 butterflies flitting among the flowers.” Being themselves decorated with leaves, flowers and dotted patterns, the animals blend into their settings enough to offer a series of small but not overly challenging visual puzzles to go along with the counting practice. Though captioned by one-liners that don’t always seem to be addressed to children (“4 bunnies finding love in the shade” being the most obvious example), this recalls the art of Elisa Kleven for visual exuberance, and makes a promising young-audience debut. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-439-69452-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard/Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2005




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