"Perfect for reading aloud, this counting book not only contains bright bold illustrations but also has lots of . . . sound effects that children will love to replicate." — Booklist

Down by the marsh,
by the sleepy,
slimy marsh,
one duck
gets stuck in the muck . . .

Can two fish, tails going swish, help? What about three moose, munching on spruce? Bright, spirited illustrations by Jane Chapman enhance this one-of-a-kind counting tale by Phyllis Root — a feast of sounds and numbers that will have listeners scrambling to join in the slippy, sloppy fun.


Phyllis Root has written several books for children, including What Baby Wants, Oliver Finds His Way, Kiss the Cow and Big Mama Makes the World.

Jane Chapman does all her painting in her kitchen, looking out onto the garden. Her other books include One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies and The Emperor's Egg by Martin Jenkins.


Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Award
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