Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 32 Pages, 16.93 × 14.96 × 0 in
Published: August 14, 1992
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0064433153
ISBN - 13: 9780064433150
From the Publisher
First there is an empty field. The it is January, the first
month of the year. All alone in the snow stands 1 yellow house. In
front, 1 child builds a snowman. Behind the house is 1 tree and 1
black cow. Now, five months later, it is June. There are 6
buildings in the field, 6 children playing, and 6 adults working.
One adult tends 6 ducks. Another drives a trains with 6 cars. From
1 to 12, through the months of the year, the town grows. More
houses and trees and animals and people can be seen until December
arrives with all it's magic.
About the Author
Mitsumasa Anno is the award-winning author-illustrator of , which won the Kate Greenaway Medal Honor award.
From Our Editors
A counting book depicting the growth in a village and surrounding countryside during twelve months.
"One of the few truly intelligent counting books ever produced-and a work of art besides. Anno’s village is alive in his lovely watercolor paintings, and every child will be subtly, irresistibly pulled in, counting trees and trucks, flowers and fish, ducks and diapers." -- The New York Times "An excellent introduction to number systems and a beautiful wordless picture book as well. A counting book that’s numero uno. -- School Library Journal