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Counting Crows
by Kathi Appelt and Rob Dunlavey


Overview - Help hungry crows avoid a feline foe in this clever concept book from the author of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp and The Underneath .

One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Help hungry crows avoid a feline foe in this clever concept book from the author of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp and The Underneath.

One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three--all the way to a dozen But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing them...as potential snacks Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows? Read and find out in this counting book from Newbery Finalist and two-time National Book Award Nominee Kathi Appelt, with spot-on illustrations from Rob Dunlavey. It's the cat's meow

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781442423275
  • ISBN-10: 1442423277
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Birds
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Cats

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-12-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Writing a fresh counting rhyme calls for the poet to hear the numbers in a new way, and that’s just what Appelt (When Otis Courted Mama) has done. She tweaks sequences, varies rhythms, and punctuates her lines with piquant sound words: “One, two, three/ crows in a tree./ Three roly-poly bugs,/ three ripe mangoes./ Three for the counting crows./ Three, by jango!” Dunlavey’s (The Dandelion’s Tale) inquisitive black crows are all beaks and legs, with loose-fitting red-and-white-striped sweaters; one fashion renegade wears a polka-dotted scarf. Their eyes bug out as they peer at unfamiliar objects: “Ten crunchy crickets,/ ten green peppers./ Ten for the counting crows./ Yep, yep, yeppers!” The crows’ black beaks and red stripes stand out against the white pages, giving the spreads a crisp, pared-down appearance. By contrast, the trees, telephones poles, trash baskets, and other background features are rendered in delicate, gracefully elaborated pencil lines. When a cat materializes beneath a park bench, the startled birds depart in small groups, and Dunlavey’s final images add a note of quiet reflection to this clever, innovative creation. Ages 3–7. Agency: Pippin Properties. (Mar.)

 
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