Curious EnCOUNTers (Hardcover)

1 to 13 Forest Friends

By Ben Clanton, Jessixa Bagley (Illustrator)

Little Bigfoot, 9781632172747, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2020

List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Featuring the clever wordplay of Ben Clanton and playful illustrations by Jessixa Bagley--both of whom are award-winning children's book authors and illustrators--Curious EnCOUNTers will have children laughing while learning to count from 1 to 13.

Children will have fun learning to count from 1 to 13 in this clever and imaginative book featuring Pacific Northwest critters engaged in curious activities and woven together by a young girl who goes on a hike. Readers will join her in unexpected, silly encounters along the way, such as one moose making a movie, five wolves weaving wool, and eight coyotes kayaking and canoeing. The young girl's hike culminates in what may be the most curious encounter of all: many of the animals in the book enjoying a big picnic lunch together, pulling in humorous details from previous scenes.

With the visual humor in Jessixa Bagley's illustrations, children will have fun learning to count to 13! And older readers will enjoy Ben Clanton's clever and punny wordplay!

About the Author

BEN CLANTON is an award-winning children's book authorstrator best known for the Narwhal and Jelly books. He has spent most of his time on this planet reading, drawing, playing basketball, gardening and eating waffles. He lives in Seattle, WA, with his wife, Kelsey; son; daughter; and a wild goldendoodle named Gigi.

JESSIXA BAGLEY grew up in Portland, OR. Upon becoming an adult, she decided to follow her childhood dreams of being a picture-book maker. Her debut picture book, Boats for Papa, has earned many accolades and awards, including a Junior Library Guild selection, 2016 ALA Notable, the SCBWI 2016 Golden Kite Award for Best Picture Book Text, as well as the 2016 Washington State Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award. Her recent picture book Laundry Day was a Junior Library Guild Selection and also received a 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor. She lives in Seattle, WA, with her husband, son, and a slew of houseplants that all have names.