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Review: Counting Crows

March 13, 2015

Counting Crows

Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt is an adorable picture book about counting.  It’s written in sing-song verse that will appeal to youngsters and tells the story of twelve hungry crows out looking for food until a cat comes along and they all fly away.  Youngsters will enjoy counting the crows and the food they find and they will delight in the darling black, white, and red illustrations by Rob Dunlavey.  The dust jacket is textured for added appeal.

In case you can’t tell, I think Counting Crows is a wonderful book for the pre-school set.  They will love the verse and the illustrations and learn a thing or two along the way!

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Blue Slip Media.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
18 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2015 8:01 am

    Sounds perfect for my three year old granddaughter!

  2. March 13, 2015 9:56 am

    Cute; wish I still was teaching.

  3. March 13, 2015 2:17 pm

    This looks and sounds darling. Terrific, concise review, Kathy!

  4. Patty permalink
    March 13, 2015 3:38 pm

    Little kids always love verse!

  5. March 13, 2015 4:31 pm

    I never liked crows much. I think it was because of Spy vs. Spy in Mad Magazine!

  6. March 13, 2015 11:27 pm

    I’ll have to see if the library has it!

  7. March 13, 2015 11:33 pm

    This sounds like a lovely read! It’s the sort of book Dylan would have loved when he was younger, I think.

  8. March 14, 2015 12:30 am

    I need to get this for my grandson.

  9. Diane permalink
    March 14, 2015 7:48 am

    I bet my little ones would love this. I love books written in verse as well.

  10. Beth F permalink
    March 14, 2015 8:06 am

    Awwww, looks good

  11. March 14, 2015 12:06 pm

    I love books like this! Brings back so many memories of reading to my children at that age. I LOVE the sing-song verses.

  12. March 15, 2015 10:03 am

    Kids books are so much cooler now than when I was a kid…. love this!

  13. March 15, 2015 12:47 pm

    I was just looking at the cover of this book yesterday! I’m going to add it to my to-buy list for the new baby.

  14. March 15, 2015 2:29 pm

    These are the best kinds of books to read aloud.

  15. March 15, 2015 7:34 pm

    I love the sound of this book! I am going to add it to my list for my little one.

  16. Literary Feline permalink
    March 16, 2015 7:34 pm

    This sounds like such a fun book! I have been studying up on what fascinating birds crows are–and just how smart they are. I think this would be a fun one for my daughter.

  17. March 18, 2015 6:05 pm

    Oh, this looks fun!! 🙂

  18. bookingmama permalink
    March 24, 2015 8:42 pm

    I have this one too — sounds adorable!

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