by Katie Viggers
Children / Picture Book / Counting / Ages 3-7
8.75 x 8.75 inches
Available April 2014
The new book from Katie Viggers, author of Almost an Animal Alphabet, teaches kids to count from 1 to 20 as they meet a menagerie of amusing creatures.
At once fun to read and educational, 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty shows each number both numerically and as a quantity, which is the key to teaching children not only to count but also the building blocks of mathematical skills. Each number is depicted in animals, so kids learn the number and also instantly see how many. All this education is disguised by Katie’s adorable, detailed creatures, who romp through the numbers with unexpected and frequently silly props—and it all rhymes! For example, “6 baboons with 6 balloons” shows a selection of 6 different baboons, each with a different colored balloon. Later, “12 raccoons with the baboons’ balloons” invites kids to practice both 6 and 12.
Katie Viggers is a children’s book illustrator and mono print artist. All of the animals pictured in her work start off as black and white mono prints, then undergo a transformation to add color, depth, and texture. She loves to create child-friendly illustrations that are both funny and sophisticated. Her first book, Almost an Animal Alphabet, was published by POW! in 2013.