Baby Learns to Count BRD

Salina BookshelfSKU: 1893354474

Author:
Ruffenach, Jessie|Thomas, Peter
Grade Levels:
Preschool, Kindergarten, One, Two, Three
Nation:
Navajo, Southwest
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
14
Publisher:
Salina Bookshelf

Price:
Sale price$14.80

Description

Baby Learns to Count is a board book published by Salina Bookshelf of Flagstaff, Arizona. This bilingual board book is set in the Southwest among the contemporary Navajo Nation. The colourful illustrations by Beverly Blacksheep feature a young Navajo toddler who has just learned to count from one to ten. Baby counts objects and animals in her immediate environment. First, Baby sees one kitten drinking milk. Then she notices two Navajo moccasins on the floor. Next Baby sees three birds flying high up in the sky. After the birds, she sees four rabbits hopping across the road. With her five fingers, baby waves goodbye to the birds. Baby's attention then turns to six of her toys on the floor. Outside Baby sees seven butterflies floating about the flowers. Next eight letters arrive in the mail. Nine marbles roll onto the floor and finally there are ten silver buttons on Baby's velvet shirt. After her achievement Baby exclaims that she has counted to ten. The final page reinforces the numbers by simply listing them. While the publishers designed the board book to appeal to Navajo preschool and kindergarten-age children, this book will appeal to all young children. This charming book contains Navajo and English text with delightfully simple illustrations by Beverly Blacksheep. The Navajo translation is provided by linguist Peter Thomas. This board book about a young child who successfully counts from one to ten is an important addition to the limited Native-content board book collection.

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