Thursday, May 14, 2015

Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt #review #giveaway

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What is black and white and red all over?  Kathi Appelt's new book Counting Crows!  We've been reading this book with our 4 year old the past couple weeks and it is a pure delight.  The book counts up and down through the numbers while rhyming a delightful story about a flock of crows.  What makes this book visually stunning is the illustrator Rob Dunlavey's use of limited color.  Most of the pages are in black and white - except our friends the crows!  They wear the cutest red and white striped shirts and occasional red/white polka-dotted scarfs!


One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three—all the way to a dozen! But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing them…as potential snacks! Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows? Read and find out in this counting book from Newbery Finalist and two-time National Book Award Nominee Kathi Appelt, with spot-on illustrations from Rob Dunlavey. It’s the cat’s meow!

Be sure to visit author Kathi Appelt's site to learn more about this book.  Also I have a fun activity sheets you can print here. 

We loved this adorable book and I think you will too!  You can purchase your copy at your local bookstore or online at stores like Amazon!  

One lucky reader will win a copy of Counting Crows by Kathi Appelt! 



  1. What adorable illustrations!

  2. I would read this to by daughter!

  3. How did I miss this one!? I would read it to my sons. This looks like a cute book.

  4. I would read this to my girls, even my bigger girls love me reading to them. Also, it looks like one my youngest could practice her reading with. - Lori H

  5. I would read it to my granddaughter, she loves to snuggle on the couch and read together!

  6. I would probably read it to my 2 year old. He loves being read to, and it is one of the few times he will sit still.


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