1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers

As one can surmise from the cover, this quirky book counts up to 20 and features that many types of animals, with some — for example cats, bears and birds — being further represented by a variety of species.

What really makes 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty stand out, however, is its somewhat offbeat sense of humour, as seen from the simple rhymes that pair the vaguely anthropomorphic animals (some of whom look like they’re posing for an unseen camera) with something unexpected or even wacky. 

A few even seem like nods to well-loved children’s books, like “One fox in a pair of [very cosy knitted] socks” (Dr. Seuss), and “Three llamas in [what else?] pyjamas” (Anna Dewdney). I even spied one “big” (it’s all relative) pair of underwear!
Katie Viggers’s illustrations of the knowing animals are fresh, stylish and witty, and there’re lots of details to look at on every page, especially when the numbers get larger. So if you’re looking for a funky-cool counting book for little animal lovers, look no further.

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