Counting with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White is a visually stunning picture book that infuses counting and numbers within the daily activities of a cast of forest creatures. It begins with a single fox enjoying solitary activities, including reading a good book in one’s own home. Once she finishes her story, it’s time to bake pancakes as a pair.
One page flows to the next with lovely rhymes, that prepare the reader to say the next number. The characters participate in a variety of outdoorsy activities that involve imagination and collaboration. They are inclusive and playful, all while having lots of fun. This is the perfect picture book for encouraging young kids to play with one another and to welcome others in their games and activities.
The story comes full circle, after a day of adventure fox returns home to her bed and has the opportunity to reflect on the events of the day.
Counting with Barefoot Critters is a about so much more than numbers, though that part I love too. It’s about making the most out of each day and being a positive, inspirational, good friend. This book teaches resilience, collaboration and independence simultaneously, all in a wonderful way!
Click here to purchase a copy of Counting with Barefoot Critters (affiliate link).
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.