Babies and toddlers will love searching these stimulating paintings to count the kittens, oxen, birds and flowers on each page. Maud Lewis 1, 2, 3 is a wonderful first counting book and introduction to the joy-filled art of famous folk painter Maud Lewis. Even the youngest babies will be drawn to the bright colors and bold forms in Lewis’s whimsical paintings. Babies and toddlers will have fun searching the vibrant images to count the kittens, oxen, birds and flowers on each page.
Carol McDougall is a writer, editor and former librarian for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. She received the Mayor’s Award for Cultural Achievement and the Progress Women of Excellence Award for her work in early literacy. She is director of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy program and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.carolmcdougall.com.
Co-authors, Carol McDougall and Shanda LaRamee-Jones bring together their backgrounds in education, literacy, children’s publishing and early reading promotion in the creation of Baby Steps, a series of board books specifically developed for baby’s first years.