Saturday, November 24, 2007

One Little Chicken: A counting book by David Elliott , ill. by Ethan Long


I recommend this book for: preschool - K

There are a ton of counting books out there, but this one has the added appeal of dancing chickens. From one twirling chicken in a tutu to 10 chickens who shimmy shimmy shake, these birds are incredibly fun. My favorite picture is the spread of 5 chickens who "hula and they hula and they hula till it hurts," but all of the pictures are bright with lots of kid appeal and very expressively drawn chickens. Also, I can't wait to use this in storytime, because it has an ending that invites the listeners to get up and dance along - maybe with Sandra Boynton's Barnyard Dance? Great fun.

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