A group of bears engaged in a variety of activities introduce the numbers one through twelve.
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Kathleen Hague was born in Ventura, California, and attended the Art Center College of Design. She has written a number of books that have been illustrated by her husband, including The Veery Bird, The Man Who Kept House, and East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
Michael Hague was born in Los Angeles and was graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design. His illustrations for The Wind in the Willows, The Velveteen Rabbit, Mother Goose, Aesop's Fables, and other children's classics have earned him a dedicated following and a reputation as one of America's finest illustrators.
As a gift book with lavish pictures of quaint bears in antique settings, the Hagues' latest is a success. From the first bear to the last, the paintings are magnificently tinted and full of old world charm. But as a counting book, this is a muddle. Sometimes the bears are to be counted, sometimes they're playing or working with a set number of objects. For the young reader, it might be hard to pick out the four blue eggs in one picture, or the six shells in another, or the 10 clouds that look like fluffy lambs. The artist has hidden Roman numerals in the illustrations to tip off the reader, yet even some of these are difficult to find at first. While the text is lackluster, it does help ascertain what is being counted by which bear. Much work and care went into the creation and design of this book, but one is left wishing that author and artist had taken steps to make this the knock-out counting book it deserved to be.
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Book Description H. Holt, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030071941
Book Description H. Holt, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030071941
Book Description H. Holt, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0030071941
Book Description H. Holt. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0030071941 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0007906