The Very Berry Counting Book
Best-selling author Jerry Pallotta’s latest counting book is for the youngest readers to devour. Covering familiar North American berries like blueberries and strawberries, as well as lesser-known ones such as mulberries and salmonberries, this fruity board book combines evocative adjectives with berry names, numbers, and colors in a sweet and simple way. Joy Newton’s botanical illustrations bring a vintage farm-stand feel to each page. Berries are a healthy ﬁnger food toddlers are familiar with. Learning their names and the numbers from one to ten is sure to delight.
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Published by, Charlesbridge Publishing, Boston, Massachusettes
Distribution through Penguin Random House Books
"Children can learn to count from one to 10 in a berry appetizing way.
This lovely counting book, reminiscent of old-fashioned botanical illustrations, introduces children to a variety of berries. Examples range from the well-known staples, such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, and blackberries, through the less-familiar, such as mulberries, salmonberries, and elderberries, to the surprising, such as green grapes and red grapes. Yes, those are berries too. Each berry illustration is set against a soft cream background that further contributes to the antique feel of the book. The number—presented in both numerical and word form—is followed by a simple two-word descriptor of the berry in question: “sour cranberries,” “tasty blackberries,” “plump green grapes,” “tart elderberries.” The color of the text matches its berry. The presentation is deceivingly simple, yet it offers so much: numbers, colors, vocabulary in the form of berry names and adjectives, and, last but not least, art appreciation. Here’s hoping it will also open up appetites and a taste for the simple, healthy pleasures in life."
A simple, elegant book. (Board book. 2-4)
The Very Berry Counting Book has a FIVE-star rating on Amazon. Here's what people are saying.
"Word of this book hit my inbox just as I was looking for a baby present that would be a little different but also useful and welcome. This fills the bill: a sturdy board book, compact and lightweight, with delightful illustrations and simple text that indulge a small child's delight in repetition. At the same time, of course, this book teaches the most basic counting skills and invites a mother to promote her child's sense of being connected to the natural world, in this case, berries."
"I love this book, and so does my 22 months old. Very simple with beautiful, classic art. Highly recommend!"
"Such a sweet book. It was perfect for my cousin's baby’s “Berry 1st Birthday”! Love the vintage look it has to it!"