3rd January '17
This is a great counting book that counts down from 10 to 1, featuring 3D caterpillars and a surprise ending.
The story starts with 10 caterpillars; one is left behind on each page (thanks to whatever they happen to be up to) until there's only 1 caterpillar left. The story ends an enormous pop-up picture of 10 butterflies: this is my toddlers' favourite bit - they are fascinated at every read!
The simple rhyming prose is ideal for the nature of the story and puts the focus of the counting. It lends itself beautifully to being spoken or sung.
The pictures are bright and engaging; they depict a scene that you can talk around with your child. The moulded 3D caterpillars are a great addition; they provide some sensory stimulation are keep the children's attention with each page turn, as they realise one is missing or try to find out where they went.
This is a fun book to introduce numbers 1 to 10 and even basic subtraction/ addition as they get older. I highly recommend it.