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3.49  ·  Rating details ·  140 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
Count! by the author and illustrator of the 1994 Caldecott Honor Book In the Small, Small Pond.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Square Fish (first published January 1st 1992)
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Oct 22, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-b
The color saturated pages and stylized animals pop out of this counting book. While appreciating the energy and excitement on each page I am not sure children will have the same enthusiasm given their lukewarm interest in Lois Ehlert's "Color Zoo" and "Moon Rope" which use similar eye popping colors.

Binding makes a difference and unfortunately my copy has cut off one of the giraffes making it difficult to find five animals. At the end the reader is invited to count by tens. This activity is con
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
A fun and colorful book that doesn't really have words, just numbers. A good learning tool, but no real story. Good for the younger groups.
Maddy Ullum
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Count!
Author: Denise Fleming
Genre: Juvenile Literature
Theme: Counting Book

Summary: This book goes through the numbers in order from 1-10, and then 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50. Each number has its own animal and depending on the number that is how many animals are on the page.

Opening Sentence: Hello, gnu! 1. One. gnu.

Review #1:
Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
Board books provide an affordable answer for parents who want their children to enjoy books. These books generally have thick page
Mama Bibliosoph
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Count! is a simple counting concept book themed on animals by paper-making, illustration goddess Denise Fleming.

I am a passionate Denise Fleming convert. Her breathtaking art, for which she is deservedly renowned, is often visually noisy, and I avoided her books for a long time because of that. And some of her books will never work for my son Luke; they have too much going on, so he can't focus on anything and quickly gets bored.

But what I've come to realize is that (surprise!) kids are differen
Michelle Turnure
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: counting
Very colorful book with nice big blocks of color and text. I thought my newborn would be attracted to it visually but not yet. It was nice to read through though with her. The illustrations are lively and interesting. The bright colors and moving animals are fun to look at. I like how it goes through the numbers 1-10 and then jumps to counting by tens (10-50). Nice intro to counting.
Kim Nelson
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Vibrant illustrations. Nice repetition. Fun counting book. A surprise was when the book counted by 10's, something not often in a children's counting book.
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Genre: Picture Book - Counting

Summary: This is a very bright, interactive counting book for children to count the numbers 1 to 10 and by 10’s to 50. As each page is read, children could be encouraged to do motions such as jumping like a zebra or bouncing like kangaroos.

Critique: (a.) The appeal of Count! is really the brightly colored illustrations which display great movement through the use of repeated images on each two page spread. Each number is painted in a large, bright color in the upper
Sara Lynn
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
1. Genre: Picture Book/Counting

2. Summary: Learn to count by ones and tens with this colorful story that incorporates animals and action words.

3. Critique:
a. One of the greatest strengths of this story is its illustrations.

b. The greatest aspect of Count!’s illustrations is that each picture which contains an animal(s), that picture includes the same number of animals as the number being taught on that page. For example, on page three the reader sees a number “2” followed by the words “two zebra
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
1. Counting

2. Cute numbers book that goes from 1 to 10, and then by 10’s all the way up to fifty.

3. A - The illustrations are different, but really cool. The colors, patterns, and shapes are very appealing. The concept is pretty basic, which is good for the younger kids.

B- I thought that this was a cute numbers book because each time a number increases, a baby animal is added to the specific animals on the page. I think it was an appropriate and creative way to approach numbers with children
Ashton Livsey
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Genre: Picture Books, Counting
Summary: This book details numbers 1-10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 using exotic animals and colorful illustrations.
Critique: a) The illustrations in this book are wonderful and make it a great book.
The illustrations depict the numbers in this book. They are detailed and colorful. They fully take up every page which enhances the fun animals. The pictures are well balanced and they leave no blank spaces. All pictures have background colors that are not solid, but look spong
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Critique- Picture Book/Counting Book

This story is a counting picture book. It uses animals to assist with counting from 1 to 10, and by 10s from 10 to 50.

a. Illustrations
b. The illustrations of the animals and numbers are brightly colored, and very simple. They are done in an almost abstract style, with basic forms like circles, squares and triangles making up the images of the animals. The use of bright color and simple images seems appropriate for a counting book since the children who will b
Davina Cuffee
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
1. Picture Book-Counting

2. This book involves learning not only numbers, but wildlife animals and their actions. It’s filled with color and fun by counting to ten and by tens!

3a. Colorful illustrations; Verbs

3b. The illustrations in this counting book are very attractive, and the color choices are great. The illustrations seem to be painted, but not perfectly, which I think adds character to the pictures. My favorite part of this book was the verbs added to the animal on each page. This teaches
Melanie Soble
Nov 05, 2011 rated it liked it
1. This book would fall under the category of a picture book, counting.
2. Animals fill the pages of this brightly illustrated book! Readers will count to 10 and then count by 10’s from 10-50.
3. critique
a. The book’s illustrations are the most outstanding feature.
b. The pages are filled with brightly colored animals playing across paint-splattered pages. The words coordinate with the animals being counted and include a little thing that the reader can tell the animals.
c. On the page of 4 k
Shanea Hill
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This a picture book intended for preschool through kindergarten. It doesn't have an award, but the other does for another book. The book is based on counting from 1-10 and by 10's. I rated this book 4 stars because I liked the concept that was used to count throughout the book. For the most part the character was the animals that were being used to show the quantity of that specific number. Illustration was okay and very early childhood friendly. It almost looks like art that was maybe drawn by ...more
Betsie Johnson
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math
This is a counting book, for numbers 1-10, and then counting by groups of 10. I like it because the colors and illustrations are very unique and engaging, which makes counting exciting. I also like the action word that is added to each page, it adds another dimension to the book. With each successive number, a baby animal is added to the page, which adds another unique dimension to the book.. This would be a great small group/individual interactive book for a read aloud because children would be ...more
Betsie Johnson
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Denise Fleming did a great job with this counting book. Her use of color and context definitely made the book entertaining for the target audience. Each page counts up, and each number has that many animals. For example, Number 4 says "four kangaroos...Bounce, kangaroos!" The page is bright green, with a big number 4, and three bright yellow and pink kangaroos, with one carrying a baby kangaroo in her pouch. This is a great interactive read aloud book for children to read before they beg
Sep 22, 2011 rated it liked it
"Count" by Denise Fleming was a book showing the number with the correct number of objects representing that number. The illustrations were very animated, but I felt that was a good thing. The illustrations also were extremely colorful, almost too colorful. The contradictions between the colors on the page really distracted me, as the reader, and kept me from noticing the number and number of objects matching up. I was sometimes too busy looking at the colors on the page rather than the counting ...more
Valerie Jenkins
Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: count
I like this book, mainly because it had two great things going at one time. One,it has the beautiful illustration, different bright colors that contrast on each page. Two, it also has the counting of the animals on each page, and each counted number had the beautiful illustrated of colors of the animals with it. When the number got up to ten, it started to count by tens and the animals are also increased by tens. This a great idea, it helps to increase the child's numbers knowledge. And the illu ...more
Jen Goeden
Mar 04, 2010 rated it did not like it
The book Count counts to ten and then you count by tens. Each number has an animal with that many animals on the page.

The size of the book is taller than it is wide, and also paperback. There is no title page and the publications and dedications are on the last page of the book. The text in this book is big and easy to read. There is color from top to bottom on each page. The colors on the page are very bright. The number on the page is in a different shape and color on each page to make it sta
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
As I said in a review I wrote earlier tonight, what makes a great counting book is often the illustrations. I really liked how colorful these illustrations were. They had a fun and bright appearance. I also liked how some of the animal selections were unique, and that at the end there was counting by tens.
Fleming's illustration style has improved with her subsequent titles and only by looking at this one was I made aware of her development as an artist. She has placed two types of counting in this book, the basic 1 to 10 and after that she does counting by 10's up to 50. The inclusion of both in the same book I think is confusing to the intended audience.
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: preschool
This counting book is a little unique. In the pages as it counts to 10, sometimes the objects are different sizes (like momma bird and babies), but all of them are part of the count. After the classic 1-10 count, it also has some counting by 10s. Good for my 3 year old.
Beyond the Pages
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When asked how many stars I should give this book, my daughter replied, "I give it five stars. I really liked this book. Can we keep it a few more days?" Ha! I guess that says it all.

I secured this title from our local library.
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: library, board-books
This is an alright counting book. The 4 kangaroos Was a little hard since you had to count the baby. Nice bright fun colors. And what is an gnu? Nothing overly special about the book. Straight forward numbers and objects.
Renae Williams
This is a beginning counting book that has big vivid pictures, it is very engaging for young children. The colors used are exciting and the pictures a very large. It also features several animals that are familiar to children so this book makes counting fun,
Simple and colourful story of counting animals. Suited to toddler/early preschool storytime, though the higher numbers at the end are best for individual/one-on-one storytelling when there's time to count all the animals shown.
Apr 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bedtime-stories
We had fun with this book.
Jennifer Choisser
Jun 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
I love this book because the bright colors were very appealing to my 16 month old son and after we read it he kept saying over and over "sev (7), ay(8),ine (9),den(10)"
Paige Albright Vanderpool
COUNTING: Colorful pictures and fun to use in an animal or a counting unit.
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review
very basic early reader counting book that encorprates observation and the childhood view on counting
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Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children’s picture books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise creates her colorful illustrations by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
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