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Island Counting 1 2 3

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"A fiesta of colors and images dominate this shimmering, educational book." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Take a trip to the Caribbean, where one little island offers many exotic items to count! Here the three hilltop houses are painted in tropical hues, the five market ladies wear shady hats, the nine limbo dancers sway on a sunny beach, and the ten wildly dressed children celebrate
Board Book, 24 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by Candlewick Press (first published 2005)
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Jack Kirby and the X-man
Frane Lessac has done a fantastic job with this counting book. Get an introduction to Caribbean life, while learning to count!

The thing I like most about this book is that in addition to the item mentioned in the text (e.g. Four donkeys) the illustrations include many other items to count (e.g. four windmill blades, four baskets of fruit (each with four items in them), four clouds, four palm trees, four flowers, four cows, etc, etc).
Samantha Penrose
This book counts form one to ten and includes bright, pretty illustrations, rhythm and rhyme, and an introduction to island life. Each page includes multiple things to count. (The text may mention two parrots, but aside from the two parrots, you will find two palm trees, two lizards, two butterflies, two lady bugs, etc).
This book is an awesome island paradise of counting fun!
Laree Brown
Mar 09, 2010 Laree Brown rated it really liked it
I think that this book will be a great educational tool for PRe-K - Kindergarten students who are just learning how to count. It will also be good for teachers to use in a read aoud and the students can predict what the next number will be.
Feb 02, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it
My kids love this board book. Right now counting, colors, shapes, and alphabet books are their favorite, and they really liked this book. This is a numbers and counting book and we count up to ten in rhyme. Fun and colorful.
Cute, if stereotyped view of island life, also shady hats are not hats that provide shade, but dubious hats that perhaps a spy might wear.
Sep 01, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it
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Since my son is such a number freak, this was heavily requested when we had it from the library. I loved the bright, fun pictures and the short rhyming story.
Jun 18, 2010 Jaime rated it it was amazing
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Hands down the best counting book around. It taught my daughter to count when I wasn't even trying--and at a very young age.
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Your standard counting book with adorable illustrations to really make it pop out from some of the others.
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Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator, having created beautiful illustrations for more than forty books. Frané’s first book My Little Island, was named a Children's Book of the Year by the Library of Congress, a compilation of her paintings from Montserrat. She has contributed her distinctive paintings to many picture books, including On the Same Day in March named Top Ten Science Books by ALA ...more
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