It’s fun to have a counting book that is more than just a counting book—it’s really more like a joke about counting books. This book is a blast. I think it’s funny, and my toddler thinks it’s funny, so it’s a gigglefest the whole way through.
Mac Barnett is the author of numerous books for children, including four illustrated by Jon Klassen: The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse; Triangle; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, winner of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award; and Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Mac Barnett lives in California.