Creature Count by Brenda Huante
A Prehistoric Rhyme

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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.


About Brenda Huante

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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.
Published July 3, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 28 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Nguyen brings all of the creatures together for a closing snuggle “in the moonlight of a prehistoric night.” Lest younger readers be left with the impression that that could ever actually happen, the author explains on a closing spread that these creatures lived in different eras, and goes on ben...

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Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals take center stage in Huante’s debut, a counting book that riffs on the “Over in the Meadow” rhyme.

Jul 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Creature Count: A Prehistoric...

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