In her familiar exuberant style, Tafuri provides very young children not only with a counting book, but with a real story. A puppy out on a bright morning explores the farm where he lives. He sees all manner of creatures, one squirrel, two birds, etc. up to nine. Then, he and his siblings make ten! One of the book's delights is finding a puppy (or a piece of one) on every page. With its boldly stylized paintings and imaginative points of view, this is a handsome book which will delight those who share it, adult and child.