Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker

Standalone. Orchard Books (April 2005) Library
Counting has never been such a feast for the eyes.

From one cat purring to ten butterflies flitting, readers will delight in finding their favorite creatures hidden in stunningly lush illustrations.

Searching for dreamlike insects and animals in a gorgeous garden makes learning numbers fun. In, Counting in the Garden, textile designer Kim Parker's vivid palette brings the beauty of nature to life.


Counting in the Garden, has simplistic words and beautiful watercolor imagery to teach children how to count. There's a little search for young kids to find dogs, bunnies, turtles, and more. Counting in the Garden, has really pretty artwork splashed all over the pages of a garden. This would be a fun one-on-one read aloud for any young ones and they would be learning too!

What counting books did you grow up with or recommend?


  1. This one looks nice. I love watercolours! I read an Alison Jay counting book some time ago and definitely recommend it. Her art is amazing.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation Claudine. I love watercolors too. I would love to be great at art especially with watercolors.

  2. Aw, how cute. I love the illustration you shared. I don't know what counting books I had as a kid besides The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - that has some counting in it!


    1. That has a lot of counting in it (: ~ great classic recommendation Mag.


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