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Counting from one to ten has never been this thrilling!

An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book

“Stunning… Count on requests for many readings.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Little ones will eagerly count in subsequent readings as they also learn new descriptive vocabulary and cheer for the brave hens.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

One hungry fox with two sly eyes is on the prowl…three plump hens had better watch out! Rich and colorful illustrations plunge the reader into a dramatic and exciting story set in a moonlit farmyard. With something different to count on each page, learning to count from one to ten has never been so thrilling!

This surprisingly simple counting book with a gripping tale, great for early education and read-alouds, has a hugely satisfying ending that’s sure to delight generations.

Activity Kit available!


Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Award – Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection
Mathical Book Prize (PreK) – Mathical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) / CBC / NCTE / NCTM
Parents’ Choice Gold Award – Parents’ Choice Foundation
Notable Children’s Books – ALSC
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens – Capitol Choices
Cybils (Fiction Picture Books) – Cybils
Charlotte Zolotow Award (Highly Commended) – Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Outstanding International Books – United States Board on Books for Young People
Best Children’s Books of the Year – Bank Street College of Education
Best Books for Kids – New York Public Library
CCBC Choices (Concept Books) – Cooperative Children’s Book Center


ISBN 9781682631317 Category

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