“Just as we once screamed at a pigeon not to drive the bus, we now, with similar glee, take on Salmon as he commands us not to count past one.”
—Amy Alznauer, New York Times
You know how to count, right? GREAT! There are LOTS of fun things to count in this book: whales, baboons, rainbows, pyramids . . .There's just one rule. You must ONLY ever count to ONE. So don't even about THINK bigger numbers. OK?!
Get ready to show off your skills in this fun new counting book! But not everything is as it seems . . . is this book really only about counting to ”ONE?” Because there are SO MANY fun things that you could count. But wait —maybe there's a way to outsmart the book . . . and count all the way up to 100!
A fun and interactive read-aloud experience, perfect for fans of B. J. Novak's international bestseller The Book With No Pictures.
About the Author
Caspar Salmon (Author)
Caspar Salmon is a writer who grew up in picturesque France. He writes and broadcasts about this and that for a living—mostly movies—and enjoys seeing friends, swimming, and reading. He has two gorgeous children and lives in leafy north London, England.
Matt Hunt (Illustrator)
Matt Hunt was born in Redditch, England. Starting out as a fine artist, he graduated from the Birmingham School of Art, and, from these roots, developed a love for children's illustration. Matt works in mixed media, utilizing paint, pens, crayons, and digital methods. He's influenced by old movies, classic illustration, cartoons, and books. He currently shares a house with his wife Hayley and two cats.
Just as we once screamed at a pigeon not to drive the bus, we now, with similar glee, take on Salmon as he commands us not to count past one.—Amy Alznauer, New York Times
"Catnip for teachers or anyone leading a storytime and sure to tickle kids."—Kirkus (Starred)
"This delightfully silly counting book is sure to leave children laughing wherever it is read aloud."—Carolyn Phelan, Booklist (Starred)
This book is ONE part counting book, ONE part search-and-find and ONE part silliness. I can totally see this being a book that grows with little ones, from early counting days to well beyond, but one thing is for sure: you'll be giggling no matter what age you are!—Tildy Lutts, Belmont Books
Via shape-driven characters and washes of bright color, illustrations by Hunt (the Little People, Big Dreams series) exude a mid-century modern playfulness. But what drives the book forward is the comic gold of an authority figure gone wild: “What?! Did you think you would learn to count to big numbers like a HUNDRED?! WELL, NO!” —Publishers Weekly
If Monty Python had written a picture book, it might have been How to Count to ONE (and Don't Even THINK About Bigger Numbers!). Brits Caspar Salmon and Matt Hunt seem to be channeling the legendary English comedy troupe's use of devilishly deadpan silliness to suit a higher purpose: teaching kids how to count.—Nell Beram, Shelf Awareness
An outright delight for picture book collections.—Carrie Voliva, School Library Journal
This amusing book has a unique concept: readers are asked to only count ONE of each image on the page. . . The wonderfully entertaining artwork makes all of the animals look goofily funny, and the text addresses the reader directly, making them pretty much have to count everything.—Stephanie Tournas, Youth Services Book Review