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Down in the daisies
Coats, Lucy.
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London : Orion Children's, 2002.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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"A baby animal counting book".
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books

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One seal pup, two polar bear cubs, three lambs - here's an adorable collection of baby animals with their mothers, counting up from one to ten, from all over the world and in all kinds of weather. Lucy Coats's catchy verses match with Emily Bolam's brilliantly colourful graphics to make a counting book that's really fun for small children to follow.

Author Notes

Lucy Coats read Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has written several picture book texts. Emily Bolam trained at Brighton Art College and went straight on to illustrate children's books, among them Francesca Simon's MIAOW MIAOW, BOW WOW and Georgie Adams#65533; THREE LITTLE WITCHES (both Orion). She lives and works in Brighton.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A bumper crop of concept books introduces young learners to the basics. The oversized, paper-over-board Down in the Daisies: A Baby Animal Counting Book by Lucy Coats, illus. by Emily Bolam, follows an Over-in-the-Meadow rhythm as it takes readers on a round-the-world journey to count baby animals in different environments, from one round-eyed seal pup "underneath the clifftops" to 10 squirmy tadpoles "underneath the willows/ In a soggy cloggy bog." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A lively romp from 1 to 10 in all kinds of weather. Babies and their mothers in 10 settings explore words, weather, and numbers. From one baby seal and his mother as they dive with a "crash plash splash in the stormy stormy weather" to 10 tadpoles and their mother frog swimming with a "wriggle squiggle wiggle in the rainy rainy weather," wordplay abounds. Bolam's characters cavort across the colorful spreads with a childlike simplicity and enthusiasm in perfect and uncluttered support of the text. Some words have a British flair, such as "mum," "cheeky," or "cider gum," while others are not common but pleasing, such as "plash," "droughty," or "draughty." The text begs to be read aloud at storytime or bedtime.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.