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Abigail the giraffe wants to count the spots on her animal friends, Ladybug, Zebra, and Cheetah, but when they move too fast for counting, Abigail comes up with a new plan.
Publisher: Wilton, Connecticut : Tiger Tales, an imprint of ME Media, LLC, 2013.
ISBN: 9781589251472
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,27 cm


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cmlibrary_rkimray Oct 09, 2018

I'm a big fan of Catherine Rayner's gentle stories illustrated with lovely watercolors. This one is my new favorite! A sweet bedtime story and a wonderful choice for storytimes on Counting, Giraffes, or Moon and Stars.

McIndoo Sep 04, 2014

Beautiful and gentle watercolor illustrations coupled with playful text make for another great picture book by Catherine Rayner! If you liked her books "Ernest" or "Solomon Crocodile" you will enjoy this one as well!

forbesrachel Jun 30, 2014

Among counting books, Abigail does not stray far from the norm. It goes through the numbers 1 to 10, as Abigail tries to count the various leaves, stripes, and creatures of the Savannah. What does make this special, is Rayner's specific touch. Like her other works, splotchy painting and inking create a highly stylized, detailed, and frankly gorgeous look. Most backgrounds feature a gradient as the sky melds into the open landscape of Africa. Once again a fold out page reveals the full size of the main creature, and gets implemented as an integral part of the story. In this case, because she is a giraffe, Abigail often has to contort and bend to remain within the page's confines. The fold out page allows her to stretch her head up towards the night sky, so she can see the stars. It is difficult to count certain things, but Abigail enjoys it with her friends so much, that she is always able to find more. The inclusion of a story is always a bonus for books on practical lessons like counting. Combine this with a cute set of characters, and some of the most beautiful picture book art around, and you have a must read.

McStella Feb 02, 2014

A gem! A counting book that is disguised as a story. My 2 year old loves the animals flowers and stars as well as the basic counting counting which is repeated.

snicholson76 Dec 11, 2013

Very cute story about a giraffe who wants to count things. Great to share with toddlers!

JoCoLibrary6by6 Nov 08, 2013

Abigail loves to count. From ladybug spots to stripes on a zebra, she was always looking for something to count. Both she and the text in this book bounce from one set of numbers to the next. Follow the print with your finger and make mention of it when it changes shape or style. There’s excellent vocabulary, too!

Sep 30, 2013

A beautiful picture book featuring counting and friendship.

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