Jerry Pallotta, author
Jerry is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction, including The Construction Alphabet Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, and Dory Story. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Joy Newton, illustrator
Joy grew up surrounded by nature and design. She now designs high-end stationery and home goods with nature themes. This is her first children's book.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Children can learn to count from one to 10 in a berry appetizing way.This lovely counting book, reminiscent of old-fashioned botanical illustrations, introduces children to a variety of berries. Examples range from the well-known staples, such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, and blackberries, through the less-familiar, such as mulberries, salmonberries, and elderberries, to the surprising, such as green grapes and red grapes. Yes, those are berries too. Each berry illustration is set against a soft cream background that further contributes to the antique feel of the book. The number—presented in both numerical and word form—is followed by a simple two-word descriptor of the berry in question: "sour cranberries," "tasty blackberries," "plump green grapes," "tart elderberries." The color of the text matches its berry. The presentation is deceivingly simple, yet it offers so much: numbers, colors, vocabulary in the form of berry names and adjectives, and, last but not least, art appreciation. Here's hoping it will also open up appetites and a taste for the simple, healthy pleasures in life. A simple, elegant book.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-589-9 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-590-5 PDF
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Page count: 10
7 x 5 9/16