Let's Count Goats!

By Mem Fox; Jan Thomas (Illustrator)
(Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781442405981, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

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Description

I can see the airport goats and I can see their cases.

But can you count the pilot goats with goggles on their faces?



This hilarious count-to-ten book features goats of all shapes, sizes, hobbies, and professions—and each spread gives readers a delightful opportunity to count the funny four-legged creatures. Acclaimed author Mem Fox’s renowned humor and infectious rhyme merge with celebrated illustrator Jan Thomas’s bold and brilliant illustrations to make this an instant goat-by-numbers classic.




About the Author
Mem Fox is a well-known Australian lecturer, writer, and storyteller. Her involvement in teaching drama began as a student at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London, where she took classes in both stagecraft and teaching drama. At present, she teaches at the South Australian College of Advanced Education in Drama and Language Arts. In addition, Ms. Fox is the author of several popular children's books, including Hattie and the Fox (New York: Bradbury Press, 1986), Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (New York: Kane/Miller, 1985), and Possum Magic (published in Australia by Omnibus Books).

Jan Thomas is the creator of "Rhyming Dust Bunnies", "Can You Make A Scary Face?", and "Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny." She lives with her family in Socorro, New Mexico. Visit her at www.janthomasbooks.com.


Praise For Let's Count Goats!

"The traditional counting format receives a charming update as playfully expressive goats mimic human behavior...Fox, an early-literacy specialist to the core, gets each rhyme just right...Thomas’s trademark digital spreads provide punch through chunky, dark outlines and zany off-kilter expressions...These wacky goats guarantee a goofy good time."--Kirkus Reviews

"Bright electric colors outlined in thick black create just the right look to attract very young readers, who are also often just learning to count...providing a fun learning opportunity for kids with varying skill sets." — Booklist

"This animated counting book uses irreverent couplets and a screwball cast of goats for its humor. As if Thomas's goats weren't entertaining enough just to look at (and they are), Fox (Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes) pairs random and often mischievous goat activities with invitations for readers to count the wide-eyed animals." --Publishers Weekly

"Who could resist the invitation to count goats? Not the audience for this book, who will gleefully follow the rhyming text as it describes goats in various habitats and situations...This will make a spirited step up for those youngsters who’ve mastered counting along and want to show off their independent skills." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,

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