Monday, May 2, 2011

Children's Book Review: Two at the Zoo, A Counting Book by Danna Smith (Review and Giveaway)


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Counting is more fun when grandpa helps! From 1 black bear to 10 hairy warthogs, a boy and his grandpa count their way through a colorful zoo in this charming counting concept book.
My Review:

I have to say that this is my favorite counting book by far.  Not only are the illustrations amazing, but I just love the rhyming story, which follows a young boy who takes his Grandpa to the zoo for the day.  Your children will not only learn how to count from 1 to 10 with this book, but they will also learn about all the different types of animals found at a zoo.  This book is a great talking point about the animals and a great teaching tool for counting.  Your children will want you to read this over and over again.  And, when your children begin to learn to read, they will definitely want to read this book to you.  Truly a great book, that will definitely be treasured in my family's book collection for year to come.  

About the Author:

I was born and raised in Murray, Utah.  The youngest of three girls,  I was a happy child with lots of energy and imagination.

I wrote my first poem when I was five and have never stopped writing.  I took my pen and notebook with me everywhere I went.  I thought it was fun to play with words, to mix them up and twist them around into a humorous story or a poem that sparked emotion.  I also liked to draw.

I fell in love with picture books when I wrote my first one in high school in a creative writing class.  I knew then that one day I wanted to write and publish picture books.  After college, I went to work and started my family but I kept writing in my spare time.

It wasn't until later (and years of practice) when I stopped working my full time job that I decided it was time to learn all I could about writing for publication.

I now live in  Northern California wine country with my husband Dave,  our children Boston and Olivia, and one four legged best friend named Cosmo.

In my spare time I like to read, golf and play in the dirt in my garden.  Most of the time, however, you can find me at the computer playing with words and living my dream as a writer.

Stay Tuned For the Spanish Version Coming Fall 2011 --

SPANISH BILINGUAL BOARD BOOK COMING FALL 2011! I am thrilled to announce that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will be releasing a Spanish bilingual board book edition of picture book "Two at the Zoo: A Counting Book!"

"DOS EN EL ZOOL'OGICO Un libro para contar" will be in availabile November 14, 2011.  

The first person to email me with receive a hard copy of this book, thanks to the author!
Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of the book by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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