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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Feb 07, 2017 Carton Quantity: 24 $22.99 CAD
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Count Your Chickens
By (author): Jo Ellen Bogart Illustrated by: Lori Joy Smith
9781770497924 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 2 - 5, Grade (US) to K JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers Feb 07, 2017
$22.99 CAD
Active 10.31 x 10.31 x 0.37 in 32 pages COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT Tundra Books
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.


COUNTING CONCEPT: The fun rhymes on each spread invite kids to count those chickens!

RICHARD SCARRY/WHERE’S WALDO APPEAL: Kids will love busy scenes filled with playful details and search and-find element challenges listed in the back of the book for additional counting.

ADORABLE ARTWORK: Cute, bright and cheery illustrations.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Jo Ellen’s previous books have gotten starred reviews and awards, and have appeared on honor lists.

JO ELLEN BOGART is the author of many books for children, including Big and Small, Room for All; Jeremiah Learns to Read; Daniel’s Dog; and Gifts. She has degrees in elementary education and psychology from the University of Texas, and she now writes full time. Jo Ellen has won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and has been shortlisted for the Mr. Christie’s Book Award. Her first book for Tundra was a biography of Maud Lewis called Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis and her most recent picture book is The White Cat and the Monk, illustrated by Governor General’s Award-winning illustrator Sidney Smith. Born in Houston, Texas, she now lives in a pet-filled home in Guelph, Ontario.

Author Residence: Guelph, Ontario

Author Hometown: Houston, Texas

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 is an up-and-coming picture book illustrator, whose work includes Noisy Poems for a Busy Day by Robert Heidbreder, as well as The Goodnight Book, which she also wrote. Lori enjoys knitting, drawing and sewing. She lives with her family in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Illustrator Residence: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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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

“…not to downplay the beauty of the text itself. [Jo Ellen Bogart’s] simple 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

“Gorgeous watercolors and simple text convey a range of sizes, from swirling galaxies to magnified microorganisms…. Such comparisons…continue throughout this thought-provoking book.” —Book Links

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