Dog Loves Counting

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Review

Louise Yates follows the delightful Dog Loves Books and Dog Loves Drawing with a third picture book about Dog's adventures. 

Struggling to sleep one night, Dog tries counting sheep, but finding this just isn't doing the trick, he turns to one of his favourite books - A Big Book of Curious Creatures and their Habitats and finds himself embarking on a quest to discover a whole range of more unusual creatures he can count. Beginning with a dodo, Dog soon meets a host of new friends, from a three-toed sloth to a five-striped skink, to an eight-legged spider.

Providing a refreshing alternative to traditional counting books, this engaging story offers plenty of opportunities for young children to practise their developing number skills - look out for trees, leaves and shells to count, as well as the star-patterned endpapers. Yates' soft pastel illustrations suffused with warmth and humour, beautifully evoking all the different personalities of the animal characters Dog meets. This gentle picture book is a lovely way for toddlers to begin learning about numbers - as well as an appealing story to share and enjoy in its own right. 

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