Barefoot Books – One Moose, Twenty Mice (Picture Book)
Count the animals from one to twenty while searching for the cat in this lively hide-and-seek selection that introduces animals like frogs, whales, monkeys, ducks, hens and elephants.
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.6 x 24.1 cm
Written by: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by: Clare Beaton
‘One of the nicest counting books for under 5’s I have seen in a long time. The pages are enchanting – bright, colourful felt, embroidery and applique 3D images of everything from one moose, two crabs, three ladybirds right through to nineteen elephants and twenty mice. Each page is a delight!’ –Guardian
‘A counting book with a difference, it counts from one to 20. So many books stop at number 10! Clare Beaton’s ingenious felt-art pictures have a three dimensional quality. This book would be a valuable addition to any book shelf, to be used and enjoyed by all early years children.’ –Early Years Educator
‘Among the perennial first counting books, One Moose Twenty Mice by Clare Beaton inspires cries of “There!’; it has a cat to find in each decorative felt illustration.’ –The Sunday Times
About the author:
On good days, Stella Blackstone lives east of the sun and west of the moon. On less good days, she lives at the bottom of a well. She finds ideas in all of these places and turns them into songs, poems and rhymes. She has read and written poetry for as long as she can remember, and her favourite books include Louis Untermeyer?s A Child’s Treasury of Poetry, which was a constant companion throughout her childhood, Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist, everything by T.S. Eliot, and William Buck’s translation of The Ramayana. She lives in southwest England, and enjoys walking and working in her garden as well as doing nothing whenever she has the chance Clare Beaton worked at the BBC for eight years, illustrating on many children’s television programmes. She is now highly sought-after creator of handcrafted children’s picture books. Clare has had nearly fifty books published, including One Moose, Twenty Mice (Barefoot Books, 1998) and Mother Goose Remembers (Barefoot Books, 2000), both of which have attracted considerable praise. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.