Early Lit Bits: Book Review — “Abigail”

AbigailAbigail by Catherine Rayner

Abigail is a giraffe who just loves counting, but becomes frustrated when the things she tries to count keeping moving away. From dots on a ladybug to stripes on a zebra, nothing stays put! Finally her animal friends come up with a solution, and they join together to count the stars in the night sky. Beautiful watercolor illustrations and the concept of counting make this a fun read. Read it together as a bedtime story or as a way to start a conversation about counting. Have your child point to the numbers on the pages as Abigail counts. What else around the house could you count together? Perhaps the illustrations will even inspire you to do some painting together, which is a great way to practice fine motor skills and gets your child ready to write!

–Liz W. at KDL’s Plainfield Township branch



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