Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Counting With Tiny Cat, written and illustrated by Viviane Schwarz. Candlewick Press, Random House. 2017. $21.00 ages 2 and up
Viviane Schwarz is a master at creating the most appealing kittens you could ever wish to meet. Here comes Tiny Cat, tongue hanging to the side of her mouth as she works diligently to juggle three red balls of yarn.
Using ink and crayon with digital coloring, Ms. Schwarz first presents a skeptical Tiny Cat, trying to come to grips with the concept of 'none'. Turn the page and there is one red ball of yarn, and on it goes until she gets to FOUR. Trying to juggle MORE creates an issue, and it gets worse until the
'cat'astrophic TOO MANY!
Perfect for little ones learning early math concepts, and for those who love a bit of humor in their picture books.
Tiny Cat looks angelic; front and back endpapers beg to differ!