Primo primate artist Anthony Browne is at the top of his form with a simple and simply fascinating array of creatures for kids to count. What better attention-getter for small children than primates in all their variety? And who better to render them than Anthony Browne? In this elegant counting book, the author-illustrator outdoes himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys. With his striking palette, exquisite attention to detail, and quirky flair for facial expressions, Anthony Browne slyly extends the basic number concept into a look at similarities and differences portraying an extended family we can count ourselves part of.
Anthony Browne, a recent British Children s Laureate, has received many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to children s literature. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Little Beauty and How Do You Feel? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.