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Count on these lively and colorful number books for preschoolers and toddlers.
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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
by Lloyd Moss Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

In this combination counting book and spirited tribute to classical music, the clever, rhythmic verse echoes the sounds that the various instruments in the orchestra create, from the mournful trombone to the swinging trumpet to the sharp violin.

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by Don Wood , Audrey Wood Illustrated by Don Wood

Five pairs of piggies — fat, smart, long, silly, and wee — get hot, cold, clean, dirty, and ready for bed in the Woods' delightfully original bedtime fantasy.

An ALA Notable Book. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year. Full color thoughout.

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Over in the Meadow
by Olive A. Wadsworth Illustrated by David A. Carter

A picture-book version of the popular classic Appalachian counting rhyme. Readers can practice their counting skills as they read about the activities of the many different animals that live in the meadow. Color illustrations accompany the rhyming text.

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One Gorilla
by Atsuko Morozumi Illustrated by Atsuko Morozumi
This is a counting book featuring a gorilla, butterflies, squirrels, and more.
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Olivia Counts
Series: Olivia
by Ian Falconer Illustrated by Ian Falconer

Falconer's delightful piglet, Olivia, makes the transition from picture books. From one ball, to four aunts to seven accessories, kids can count along from one to ten with everyone's favorite piggy.

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Miss Spider's Tea Party
Series: Miss Spider
by David Kirk Illustrated by David Kirk

So why do insects run away, As they catch sight of me, When all that I am trying to do, Is ask them in for tea?

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How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
by Jane Yolen Illustrated by Mark Teague

Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again!

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Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count on
by Lois Ehlert
This counting book depicts the colorful fish a child might see if he turned into a fish himself.
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Counting Kisses
by Karen Katz Illustrated by Karen Katz

From ten little kisses on baby's toes to five quick kisses on baby's nose, this kiss-and-read book is ideal for parents to read to their little ones at bedtime. Full-color illustrations.

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Anno's Counting Book
by Mitsumasa Anno

This counting book depicts the twelve-month growth in a village and the surrounding countryside.

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10 Minutes till Bedtime
by Peggy Rathmann Illustrated by Peggy Rathmann

It's almost bedtime! At 1 Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters — with ten offspring wearing jerseys numbered from one to ten — arrives at the door. There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do!

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1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book
by Eric Carle Illustrated by Eric Carle

One by one, colorful animals pile onto a train to the zoo, adding up to a perfect ten in a dramatic foldout finale. The captivating pictures in this wordless book — Eric Carle's first — make the introduction to numbers, number sets, addition, and counting fun!

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1 Is One
by Tasha Tudor Illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Celebrated author and illustrator Tasha Tudor invites readers to count life's simple joys in this reissue of her 1957 Caldecott Honor book. For parents, she gives them advice on helping their children learn to count.

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