Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book 368: The Count's Poem

The Count's Poem, written by Ray Sipherd, illustrated by Tom Cooke, Little Golden Books, 1978.

I found this very-appropriate-for-Hallowe'en Little Golden Book in a thrift store, so I rescued it.

There was an era of not-so-great Little Golden Books, and this book, unfortunately, was released during that era.  The present editor of LGB has done much to raise the standard by bringing in some highly talented writers and illustrators, so that era has now passed.  Still, even a subpar Little Golden Book tends to be better than a good many other picture books.  And there is that golden spine.

This book is, of course, a counting book, with a halfway decent rhyme and some rather good (in a 1970s way) illustrations.  And it is very good book to read with a Kindergarten student around Hallowe'en.

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