Once upon a prehistoric time . . . One woolly baby trumpets with mother mammoth.Two flying reptiles soar with mom pteranodon.Three toothy kittens snarl with mother sabertooth. Set to the classic counting rhyme “Over in the Meadow,” Brenda Huante’s catchy text makes a perfect read-aloud, and illustrator Vincent Nguyen’s adorable dinosaurs and early mammals are simply irresistible.
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"Little hatchlings will likewise stretch, hoot and snuggle down cozily as they listen.”--Kirkus
CREATURE COUNT by Brenda Huante, Vincent Nguyen | Kirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of CREATURE COUNT A Prehistoric Rhyme. A jaunty prehistoric version of "Over in the Meadow" with a cast of particularly happy-looking dinos and extinct mammals.- Kirkus Reviews
Children's Review: Creature Count: A Prehistoric Rhyme by Brenda Huante, illus. by Vincent Nguyen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-33605-9 Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals take center stage in Huante’s debut, a counting book that riffs on the “Over in the Meadow” rhyme. A mother T. rex and her “terrible rexes six” shake the earth - Publishers Weekly
Brenda Huante lives with her family in McMinnville, Oregon. Creature Count is her first book.
Vincent Nguyen has illustrated many children’s books, including Buzz by Eileen Spinelli. He lives in New York City.
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