Counting Chickens by Polly Alakija
  

Counting Chickens

Written by Polly Alakija
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Counting Chickens by Polly Alakija

Tobi has a hen, and his friends each have their own animals, too. The other animals give birth to their babies: one calf, two lambs, three kids, four kittens, five puppies and six piglets. But Tobi' s hen sits on the seven eggs she laid, waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting. At last, the eggs hatch. Now Tobi has a brood of seven beautiful chicks. And, by the following year, he has more chickens than he can count. Can you help Tobi count his chickens?

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A stunning and dramatic counting book.

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A great way to help young children learn their numbers and have fun counting.

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Handa

... the story's fusion of universal appeal with authentic local flavour surely set up Counting Chickens to become a pre-school classic.

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A lesson in patience, this story book also supports the numeracy curriculum. Days of the week, the passage of time, counting to fifty and ordinal numbers are all integral to the story but could be used as a springboard for more focussed work on any of these areas. Supported by detailed, gentle illustrations there is much to talk about.


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This is a gift for parents and teachers who wish to widen children


About the Author

POLLY ALAKIJA is a British artist living and working in South Africa. Before that, she lived for fifteen years in Nigeria. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in Africa and Europe, and her previous books include Catch That Goat for Barefoot Books. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Tewkesbury, Gloscestershire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 6 years

Author

Polly Alakija
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

27th November 2014

ISBN

9781847806192


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