Inspired by the traditional favorite, Alice Schertle's irresistible counting rhyme sings and swings along, while Caldecott-winning Emily Arnold McCully's radiant watercolors perfectly capture all the playfulness and tender affection between parent and child. A joyful romp sure to be read again and again, memorized, and cherished.
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Alice Schertle is the author of more than 40 books for children, including many ALA Notable Books. She lives on a Christmas-tree farm in western Massachusetts.
Emily Arnold McCully is the author-illustrator of more than 30 books, including Mirette on the Highwire, which won her the 1993 Caldecott Medal. She has illustrated some 200 more books. She lives in New York.
PreS-K. As the title implies, this picture book offers a counting rhyme with an affectionate tone. A mother elephant addresses her little one as they engage in a variety of child-centered activities, such as marching with trumpet and drum, playing hide-and-seek, and riding on a little train. The numbers climb from 1 to 10 in the first half of the book, then descend until the end, when the little elephant goes to bed and to sleep. The rhythmic, rhyming verses are mildly engaging. Executed in a looser and more informal style than in many of McCully's previous books, the colorful artwork features playful, large-scale paintings of the elephants and, on every spread, details of two little mice intent on their own activities. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Chronicle Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110811835189
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