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Children's Nonfiction Counting & Numbers

Jump, Leap, Count Sheep!

A Canadian Wildlife 123

by (author) Geraldo Valério

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Counting & Numbers, General, Zoology, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to 2


Here they come… one bighorn sheep jumping, two grebes dancing, three mantids hunting, and many more Canadian critters to count! Each spread presents a number from 1 to 10, along with a playful depiction of the corresponding amount of Canadian wildlife. Each number is shown as a figure, a word, and a quantity of dots to support comprehension. Every spread also includes a lively phrase with an action verb and one other element to count.
Featured wildlife includes mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and fish — creatures from diverse environments across Canada. Geraldo Valério’s signature paper collage illustrations are simple yet sophisticated, full of color and movement, and make counting fun! An informational spread at the end includes spot art and facts about the featured wildlife.

About the author

Geraldo Valério was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Birds (described in Booklist as “striking and beautiful”); At the Pond (two starred reviews); Friends (one starred review); Blue Rider (two starred reviews); Turn On the Night (three starred reviews) and The Egg (two starred reviews). His work has been published in many countries, including Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto.


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Editorial Reviews

"Original, unique, fun and factual, 'Jump, Leap, Count Sheep!' is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections."

The Midwest Book

"Lovely... A gentle charmer for the youngest animal lovers."

Kirkus Reviews

" Jump, Leap, Count Sheep! would be a wonderful addition to any daycare or preschool library as it can be used to teach counting. The beautiful illustrations make this book a great addition to any family home."

Canadian Review of Materials

"All eyes will be on the boldly colored visual tributes to each animal."

Publishers Weekly

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