Everybunny Count! – Ellie Sandall

  Everybunny Count! – Ellie Sandall, Margaret K. McElderry Books, (9781534400146), 2018

Format: Hardcover 

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book? Ten little bunnies play a game of hide-and-seek-with their friend fox in this sweet and energetic picture book.  The rhyming text bounces along as the bunnies search for fox.  Along the way the bunnies find some other forest animals, but don’t see fox hiding nearby. On each page there is a corresponding number of bunnies and creatures to match the count:  “The search for fox has just begun. Everybunny count to ONE! We found some birds, away they flew. Everybunny count to TWO!”   When the bunnies finally find fox, there is another surprise as inside fox’s den are ten fox cubs.  The pencil and watercolor illustrations are as much fun as a game of hide-and-seek.  This is a nice addition to counting books and will be enjoyed by readers who loved Everybunny Dance.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book? This is a great addition to books on counting, especially as it gives multiple things to count for each number.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:   2/7/18            

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