Counting in the Garden by Patrick Hruby

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"Counting in the Garden" celebrates the joy of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables in one's very own garden. This chunky board book is a visual feast from one to twelve. Young children will love finding and counting all of the garden treats. Every other page introduces a new plant into the mix until ultimately all twelve plants are featured together in the final, abundantly overgrown garden. "Counting in the Garden" is sure to appeal to eco-conscious parents and their "green" little kids.
 

About Patrick Hruby

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Brother and sister team Patrick and Emily Hruby collaborated on this charming little book. As kids growing up in a log cabin in the woods of Idaho, they were raised loving the abundant nature all around them. Emily often made up poetic stories for Patrick's imaginative drawings. As Los Angeles transplants, they each continue to pursue their respective passions for writing and illustrating. This is their first book together. Patrick Hruby grew up to study math and physics before attending the renowned Art Center College of Design and pursuing a career as an illustrator. His interest in the geometry of nature is central to his work. Influenced by artists and designers such as Charley Harper, Paul Rand, and Mary Blair, Hruby has gone on to develop his own stunning and modern aesthetic. Emily Hruby's love of literature, language, and traveling led her to graduate studies in English to ultimately pursue a career as a writer. As a child she was endlessly amazed by her older brother Patrick's artistic talent. As adults, they continue to collaborate on creative projects and travel together in the hunt for adventure and new inspiration.
 
Published July 1, 2012 by AMMO Books. 58 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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An intriguing slant on the garden, from roots below the earth to the insect inhabitants above the ground.

Nov 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Counting in the Garden

PreS-Gr 2—Numbers 1 through 12 are introduced in this concept book set in a vegetable garden. The counting and objects will entertain children, but it is the illustrations that will truly captivate. After each number is introduced, readers turn the page to see an overview of the area that reinfor...

Feb 01 2014 | Read Full Review of Counting in the Garden

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