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The Very Berry Counting Book

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Best-selling author Jerry Pallotta's latest counting book is for the youngest readers to devour. Covering familiar North American berries like blueberries and strawberries, as well as lesser-known ones such as mul-berries and salmonberries, this fruity board book combines evocative adjectives with berry names, numbers, and colors in a sweet and simple way. Joy Newton's ...more
Board Book, 10 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Charlesbridge Publishing
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La Coccinelle
This is a difficult book to review because there's not much to it. There are only ten pages, each with a number and a picture of the appropriate number of berries, each modified by an adjective. I kind of expected more on the text side of things; the book could've included little rhymes or something. As it is, it's fairly boring, and will probably only appeal to the youngest readers who are still learning their numbers.

The artwork is okay. It's colourful, and it depicts a number of more unusual
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Amy
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome. Simple, beautiful. Using useful vocabulary for baby’s future. Yes, the berries might look similar, but if a kid can eventually tell the difference between groups of similar cartoon characters, between similar models of their toy cars, between the shoes, clothes, cups, plates, they like to wear and use, similar berries will be no problem. Especially if mom and dad point out color and shape changes, the difference in the branches and leaves that hold them.
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Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-books
Count from one to ten in this counting board book that features lots of berries. There are berries that children will recognize like strawberries and blueberries and also new ones to explore. The vintage feel of the book is very appealing and it’s a great way to explore berries and numbers all at once.
Dana
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An old fashioned country feel book that teaches all ages how to identify berries.
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Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
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Simple counting book with berries.
MaryLibrarianOH
A counting concept book that will probably confuse kids as many of the various berries mentioned look very similar in the illustrations.
Miss Lou
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nice introduction to many summer berries. Love the vintage design and simplicity. How do you say salmonberry in Mandarin Chinese? More importantly, what IS a salmonberry? Are grapes and cherries considered berries? Why aren't all of the adjectives alliterations? I suppose this text brings up great questions to spark discussion.
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Title (italicize): The Very Berry Counting Book
Author: Jerry Pallotta
Illustrator (if separate from author): Joy Newton
Genre: Children’s Book; Counting Book; Concept Book
Theme(s): Counting, Food, Fruit
Opening line/sentence (type directly from text): “1 one yummy raspberry”
Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words): This book teaches counting skills by counting from one to ten using a variety of berries. The numbers are shown in numerical and word form and are paired with berries landing
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My full name is Gerard Larry Pallotta but my mom always called me "Jerry". I was born on March 26, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts. My mom's name is Mary, and she came from a family of ten children. My dad's name is Joe, and he came from a family of five children. My grandparents were immigrants of Italian descent. I have the nicest parents in the world. They have always been unselfish and ready to ...more