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The Wildlife 123
A Nature Counting Book
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Wildife 123 - 100 penguins
Awards & Honors
First Prize, UNICEF-Ezra Jack Keats
International Award for Excellence in Children's
Book Illustration
Finalist, Governor General's Award for Children's
Illustration
Wildlife ABC & 123 alphabet & counting book cover
Buy it!
The Wildlife 123 has recently been re-released with its sister, The Wildlife ABC, in a single volume - The Wildlife ABC & 123: A Nature Alphabet & Counting Book.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Maple Tree Press
ISBN: 1897066090
a traditional counting rhyme
Description
This award-winning animal counting book takes young children on a fascinating, richly detailed world wildlife tour. Youngsters will delight in counting two giraffes in Africa, six hatching crocodiles on the banks of the Nile, nine sparrows outside a kitchen window or 15 kangaroos springing through the Australian outback.

From one panda to 1,000 tadpoles (and, yes, there really are exactly a thousand tadpoles!), Jan combines stunning gouache paintings on scratchboard with valuable knowledge about nature and numbers. The stylized borders provide even more counting fun - an identical number of animals is contained within each illustration's frame.

Parents, older siblings and teachers will appreciate the detailed information about each species in the Nature Notes at the back of the book.

Reviews
"This splendid counting book is brimming with visual appeal...superbly designedů"
Publisher's Weekly
"Magnificent..."
Parents Magazine
"My four-year-old loves this book; I had to sneak it out of her room in order to finish reviewing it."
The Observer
"What a delight! It's a treasure!"
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