Counting Birds

Written by Alice Melvin

Illustrated by Alice Melvin

Books for Babies and Toddlers

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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 Synopsis

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 Press Reviews

‘visually striking’ – Guardian

‘Fantastic’ – Scottish Book Trust

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ISBN: 9781849762106
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781854378552
Publication date: 01/10/2009
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781854378552
Publication date: 1st October 2009
Author: Alice Melvin
Illustrator: Alice Melvin
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler

About Alice Melvin

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, ...

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