Counting on Snow

Maxwell Newhouse, folk artist extraordinaire, has created a unique counting book. The premise is simple. He invites children to count with him from ten crunching caribou down to one lonely moose, by finding other northern animals – from seals to wolves to snowy owls – as they turn the pages. But as the animals appear, so does the snow, until it’s a character too, obliterating light and dark, sky and earth. A gorgeous exploration of the isolation and the beauty of northern winter, Maxwell Newhouse has created a deceptively simple picture book that can be enjoyed by all ages.

10 Little Rubber Ducks (Spanish Edition): 10 Patitos De Goma

¡Vamos a recorrer el mundo
con los 10 patitos de goma!

“¡Patos al agua!” grita el capitán del barco mercante al ver que una ola gigante ha lanzado al mar una caja de diez patitos de goma de su cargamento. Los diez patitos se dispersan en todas las direcciones. Hay uno que se va hacia el oeste, donde se encuentra con un simpático delfín que salta por encima de él. A otro le canta una ballena. Pero cuando se pone el sol, el décimo patito de goma se queda solo, solo y abandonado en medio del inmenso mar. El pequeño lector sin duda se identificará con los apuros por los que pasa el patito y se quedará absolutamente encantado con el entrañable y sorprendente desenlace.

En este conmovedor y simpático cuento, ilustrado con una genial técnica basada en el collage, Eric Carle también invita al lector a un viaje lleno de sorpresas y descubrimientos. Siguiendo a los patitos que se dispersan por las distintas zonas del globo terrestre, el niño reconocerá el uso de las expresiones verbales que indican dirección, así como la numeración ordinal y cardinal. Los animales con los que se encuentra cada uno de los patitos se muestran en su propio habitat y con su comportamiento habitual, lo cual supone un primer acercamiento a los conceptos de biología y de geografía.

¡Todos a bordo para un divertido viaje hacia el conocimiento!

“Ducks overboard!” shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck’s plight—and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

Count on Culebra: Go from 1 to 10 in Spanish

A companion to the popular Manana, Iguana that teaches how to count in spanish. When Iguana stubs her toe, Doctor Culebra comes to the rescue. But his suggestions sound a little loco to everyone else. How will tying un rolling pin and dos kettles to Iguana’s tail make her better? And more importantly, will Iguana feel well enough to make her cactus butter dulces? The extremely popular “Manana, Iguana” has sold and reprinted quickly, and Ann Whitford Paul and Ethan Long’s previous titles have received much praise.

The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep

In a place called Happy Valley, there live ten sheep. Every night, the ten sheep are counted into their beds by one Super Sheep Dog named Doug. But one day, the sheep are missing. Who could have stolen them? Might it be Wolf, who lives in the Dark Forest? And for what nefarious purpose? Does he want to knit them into a blanket? Bake them into a pie? Or maybe he wants to count them?

Mama Rocks, Papa Sings

A little Haitian girl describes how her parents’ house fills up with babies as relatives drop off their children on their way to work.

Count Your Way Through Korea

With the Korean numbers one through ten, Jim Haskins introduces young readers to diverse aspects of Korean culture. Describing such things as one ancient building and eight food seasonings, Haskins’s clear text works together with vivid full-color illustrations by Dennis Hockerman to help children explore Korean life.