You don’t have to be from down under to enjoy this cute and colorful counting book. But it will have kids wanting to learn more about Australia once they meet the delightful animals that help them master the numbers from one to fourteen.
One Woolly Wombat is a simple book, but its choice of fun words and adorable creatures makes the act of counting so much more enjoyable. I mean, how can you not smile while watching Six Cheeky Possums Looking For A Treat, or Nine Hungry Goannas Wondering What To Cook? The illustrations by Kerry Argent are eye-candy for kids who may have never come across a kookaburra before.
This is one of those counting books kids will use until they’ve mastered their first batch of digits, and then will pass on to a lucky sibling ready to sail out to sea with fourteen slick seals.
Marie D. Jones/2006 for curled
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