In this new book illustrated by award-winning artist and designer Sara Gillingham, a boy gathers a bunch of flowers for a beautiful bouquet for his mother in this simple and sweet story that features a counting element: 10 to 1.
This book is a treat! There are so many numbers books out there, but sometimes a numbers book really POPS! This is one of them. The illustrations are fun and have a craft-y, homemade feel. I also love this book because it introduces fun new words. So many counting books focus on the same products over and over again–counting bugs, counting cars, counting blocks. Counting peonies, forget-me-nots, and tidy tips is a refreshing change.
This is a cute book that counts backwards through a flower garden, including some more well-known florals (daisies) and others that may be new (tidy tips). The illustrations are cute and as a mom I love that the culmination of all this counting is a beautiful bouquet for mama.
Sara is an award-winning art director, designer and the author/illustrator of books such as: How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, The Empowerment Series and the bestselling In My Series.
Sara and her team also provide design strategy, art direction, design and illustration to a wide variety of clients in the children’s design and publishing world. Sara has over fifteen years of experience in children’s publishing, both in-house: as former Design Director for children’s publishing at Chronicle Books, and as principal of her own studio. She has art directed/designed hundreds of children’s books, and won numerous awards from organizations such as 3x3, Print Magazine, 50 Books/50 Covers and The Society of Illustrators.
Sara has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Illustration/Design from the Glasgow School of Art and has taught children’s book illustration at California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. (Bio via saragillingham.com)