Reach & Read: Counting with Barefoot Critters

Counting with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White


An endearing counting book with adorable animal and insect illustrations. Rhyming is utilized but not in a nauseating type of way, I really like how it leads you think about the next number. The stories are sweet, not so fantastical that a child couldn’t relate and promote positive thinking and play.  The only drawback from my perspective is the word barefoot in the title. Because many do, I initially judged a book by its cover and this title suggested a more hill billy type story line. But like more people should do, I took the time to get to know the book (reading) and found it be articulate and pleasant, complete with counting to twelve, rhyming and animals that are not as commonly found in mixed woodland company (e.g. rhino, pirate robin). My favorite ‘character’ is the bee, look for them throughout.

I received a electronic copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated, nor required to say something positive, in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my experience and observations while reading this book. I would certainly purchase this for others!

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