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Children's Fiction Counting & Numbers

Count Your Chickens

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart

illustrated by Lori Joy Smith

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Feb 2017
Category
Counting & Numbers, Ducks, Geese, etc., Humorous Stories
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770497924
    Publish Date
    Feb 2017
    List Price
    $22.99
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9780735267138
    Publish Date
    Mar 2020
    List Price
    $10.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to 12

Description

For fans of Richard Scarry, a cute-as-a-button picture book featuring dozens of chickens as they set out for the county fair!

Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so many sights to see! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don't forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. Grab some cotton candy and popcorn, because this very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with searching and counting elements.

About the authors

Jo Ellen Bogart was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in several Texas cities, but for the last 32 years, she has lived in Guelph, Ontario AKA Children's Author Central. She really enjoys running into writers and artists at the grocery store.
Jo Ellen has always been an animal lover and pet keeper, but her current pet list is down to two dogs, two frogs, and a ton of fish, most of which vacation in the backyard pond and winter in the Bogart basement, supervising the laundry.
Part of the fun Jo Ellen has in writing books for children is venturing into many different kinds of writing, from poetry and picture books to biography, non-fiction, and early readers. She has also written lots of song lyrics for kids, and is trying her hand at painting. Jo Ellen really likes to take digital pictures and play around with them on the computer.
Jo Ellen has a teaching degree from the University of Texas and has worked as a supply teacher. Though she no longer teaches, she really enjoys meeting her young readers and seeing what they have to say. Her own two kids are grown but she has a new baby grandson and is amassing stacks of books for the future reader.

 

Jo Ellen Bogart's profile page

 

Lori Joy Smith est illustratrice et artiste. Ses oeuvres ont été exposées dans plusieurs galeries d'art à travers le Canada et les États-Unis tandis que ses illustrations ont paru sur des cartes de souhaits et dans les revues Chirp, American Girl, Teen et Today's Parent. Lori aime faire du tricot, dessiner et coudre. Elle habite à Charlottetown à l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard.

 

Lori Joy Smith is an illustrator and fine artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared on greeting cards and in Chirp, American Girl, Teen and Today's Parent magazines, among other places. Lori enjoys knitting, drawing and sewing. She lives with her family in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

 

Lori Joy Smith's profile page

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Count Your Chickens:
"Unfolding in short, bouncy rhymes, this atypical counting book fills its pages with a flock of chickens enjoying a day at the county fair . . . There is so much feathered fun here, it’s pure poultry in motion." --Kirkus Reviews

"Reminiscent of the work of Richard Scarry, the spreads will encourage children to go back and pore over theillustrations, not only to count the chickens but also to track the many characters—including a pair of mice who appear onevery page . . . An enjoyable concept and seek-and-find title that’s perfect for springtime sharing and reinforcement of counting skills" --School Library Journal

"There is endless counting to be done here . . . Count Your Chickens is a perfect lap book or something for an individual child to spend time with." --CM Magazine

"Less a storybook and more of an immersive experience that delights in small details a la Richard Scarry." --Fresh Press
"The impressive rhyming text is matched with colorful, detailed illustrations . . . in bright, breezy and humorous spreads that will have young readers paying very close attention to the many opportunities for counting presented." --Sal's Fiction Addiction

PRAISE FOR Big and Small, Room for All by Jo Ellen Bogart:

"Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address.... Both text and illustrations have a modest sense of the sublime in their subject, one that comes across clearly. A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

"[S]imple rhymes take the reader on a journey from the deep expanse of the universe to the tiny organisms revealed under a microscope . . . Stunning." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire

"Word choice is highly suitable for the earliest independent readers. This book will serve as a springboard for discussing the way children perceive size in the natural world." --School Library Journal

"Introducing small children to a big idea, this handsome picture book uses an open-ended approach that could lead to good discussions." --Booklist

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