Barefoot Books at Christ the King Lutheran Preschool Book Fair

Christ the King Book Fair
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One  of the most popular books bought at another local school fundraiser is the Cleo series and especially Cleo's Counting Book.

Cleo's Counting Book
Join Cleo as she counts from one to ten, then back down to one again. Two double-page spreads of number reinforcement help the mastering of counting skills, while the rhyming text and the familiar items to count add to the appeal. Hardcover edition includes Cleo height chart.

Ages 1 to 4 years

Written By: Stella Blackstone

Illustrated By: Caroline Mockford

My Review:

What makes this counting book so delightful is that it is filled with adventure in counting outdoor animals like dogs, frogs, birds and trees. What fun to count to ten and then back again! It's easy for children to focus on the main character, Cleo the bright orange cat. The interaction of little ones learning how to count through repetition is rewarding for both parents and children, sure to bring smiles on faces!

Have fun counting back from 10!
This book is currently on sale... was $15.99 now $8.99 (Hardcover) 
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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-The sweet, triangle-faced feline introduced in Come Here, Cleo (2001) and Cleo in the Snow (2002, both Barefoot) explores the outdoors as she counts bees, frogs, flowers, and trees in rhyme. A large, patterned numeral reinforces each concept, as does Cleo's finale of counting backward as she descends a flight of steps. Mockford's cartoon acrylics continue to appeal with their simplicity of shapes and highly charged colors.
Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


"Thick, brilliant acrylics on lush watercolor paper create visual pleasure.... Mockford's uncomplicated renditions, outlined in heavy black line, seem inspired by Lucy Cousins's style, and are fitting companions to the simple text." --School Library Journal 
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