Written by Alice Melvin
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Counting with these beautiful birds will be a delight. There’s one noisy cockerel to start then strutting peacocks, gliding swans and honking geese as the numbers mount up. The bold silk screens make this visually striking as well as making the counting easy and fun.
Counting Birds by Alice Melvin
Young readers will delight in recognising the subjects of this charming story, that leads us through a spring day deep in the countryside, from dawn to dusk. The day begins with a solitary cockerel's crow and the sunlight falling on two lovebirds in a cage and three china ducks on a wall. Swans, swallows, peacocks, geese and starlings, each lovingly portrayed in Melvin's signature style, are among the many familiar birds that populate the pages. Intricately worked illustrations combine with a charming text, making this an ideal book to read aloud with children learning to count.
Counting Birds, along with Big-Top Benn and Noisy Neighbours, are the first books on a newly dedicated paperback list for children's picture books from Tate Publishing.
‘visually striking’ – Guardian
‘Fantastic’ – Scottish Book Trust
About the Author
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6th March 2014
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