by Harris Tobias
illustrations by Brianne Burnell
I liked many thing about this book. The text is smart. This probably sounds weird since it's just a counting book with animals from 1 to 10 in each page. So, what's so smart about the text? It is written using funny alliterative words: "Five flabby flamingos". It transmits the idea of the richness of the language using 10 different ways to say "big/fat". The book is full of words like tubby, overstuffed, saggy, tremendous, stout, and more.
The illustrations are lovely. The pages are full of these rounded, colorful animals you can put the finger on to count them!
The big fat counting book is a 5 stars to me.
Age range: up to 5 years old.