Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Summary:  Crows are counted in groups of three up to twelve in rhyming text. (“One, two, three/crows in a tree/three roly-poly bugs/three ripe mangos/three for the counting crows/three, by jango!”).  When a cat counts the twelve crows tails, it’s time to fly away.

Pros:  The rhymes are very catchy, reminiscent of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  Simple but striking illustrations, all in black, white, and red.  The groupings of the crows could be used as an introduction to multiplication as well as counting.

Cons:  Crows = kind of annoying.

4 thoughts on “Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

  1. I love your blog! I love how you keep your reviews short and to-the-point. This is very helpful for an elementary school librarian like myself 🙂 Thank you for sharing your reviews!

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