How Many Donkeys?

How Many Donkeys? Cover

How Many Donkeys?

An Arabic Counting Tale

By Margaret Read MacDonald; Nadia Jameel Taibah; Carol Liddiment (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807534243, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

ha is loading his donkeys with dates to sell at the market. How many donkeys are there? His son helps him count 10, but once the journey starts, things change. First there are 10 donkeys, then there are nine. When Jouha stops to count again, the lost donkey is back. What's going on? Full color.

About the Author
Margaret Read MacDonald is a children s librarian turned storyteller who travels the world sharing tales. Her many picture book retellings include "The Boy from the Dragon Palace", "Little Rooster s Diamond Button", and "Mabela the Clever". When not traveling, she lives near Seattle, Washington.

Nadia Jameel Taibah grew up hearing Saudi folktales told by her mother, a talented storyteller. She works at King Abdul-Aziz University, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, helping special education teachers. Nadia lives in Jeddah with her husband and son.

Carol Liddiment lives in England, in the Suffolk countryside with her two sons. As a child she spent much of her time riding horses and adopting wild animals! Now she spends her time illustrating books for children.