Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Danna Smith
Illustrator: Kevin Sherry
Publisher: Clarion Books
Count to ten and back to one again with a playful underwater game of follow the leader! One fish with a red flag is joined one at a time by other sea swimmers for a lively adventure. As we arrive at ten, our leader comes across a tasty snack and without thinking, gulp! Too late, he realizes his mistake! Now it is a game of swallow the leader. Each fish in turn swallows the one in front of him… and we count back down to one. But never fear, the last gulp was too much, and burrrp! The group is all back and ready for another game!
Who does not like a counting book? Catchy rhyming lyrics sing us through the game, with versus full of motions that can be acted out by little ones. Snap like a crab, blow like a whale, flap like a ray, and puff like a blowfish. Textured paper cutout collages on a watercolor background create interest without overwhelming the scene for our bright colored fish outlined in black swimming across the page. This great read aloud book if full of personality and will be "delish" for little ones.