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.
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.
‘visually striking’ – Guardian
‘Fantastic’ – Scottish Book Trust
|Publication date:||1st October 2009|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler|
Alice Melvin is a highly acclaimed young artist and designer based in Edinburgh. Born in 1982, Alice grew up in the seaside town of Saltburn in the north east of England. After completing a Foundation Course at Cleveland College of Art and Design, she went on to study an illustration degree at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with first class honours in June 2004, and receiving the Andrew Grant Bequest for outstanding work in illustration. Since graduating in 2004, Melvin has based herself in Edinburgh working as a book artist, illustrator and designer, receiving numerous awards for her innovative work. Her first book, ...More About Alice Melvin