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Swallow the Leader (lap board book)
By (author): Danna Smith Illustrated by: Kevin Sherry
9781328482655 Board book English Age (years) from 0 - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers Dec 18, 2018 Print Run: 25000
$18.99 CAD
Active 10.25 x 9.25 x 0.78 in | 790 gr 30 pages full-color illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HMH Books for Young Readers
Follow the leader, do as I do . . . but watch out for the shark or he'll swallow you! This 1 to 10 and back again counting book illustrated by the creator of The Yeti Files series is chock full of undersea personality and humor that's sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers. Now in a lap board book.

An expressive group of cheerful fish play follow-the-leader in their ocean habitat, unaware that a shark lurks in the background. Count the fish from one to ten as each joins the game, then count back down to one when the leader snacks on a sea spider and sets off an unfortunate chain reaction (swallow the leader!). Luckily for everyone, fish number ten—the shark—gulps down his prey too quickly, andburrrrrrrp! they all swim out again.
Lively rhymed text and energetic artwork combine in this exuberant counting book that’s sure to delight little ones learning their numbers.

Danna Smithis the author of many picture books for preschoolers, includingTwo at the ZooandPirate Nap. She lives in Northern

Kevin Sherry is the creator ofI’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean and the Yeti Files. He lives in Baltimore,

"Readers will enjoy listening to the story and counting up and down as fish are added and swallowed. As the shark quips, 'Delish!'"
—School Library Journal

Smith's undersea romp is an enjoyable rhyme that, while introducing different denizens of the briny deep, could easily be adapted to a finger play or body rhyme at storytime... Nothing fishy here: it's a delish addition to storytime collections." —Kirkus

Praise for . . .

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean

“Bright colors and bold, simple shapes will be surefire eye magnets for preschoolers.” PW, starred

Pirate Nap

"This title inspires creative play . . . a treasure." —SLJ

"With staccato sentences that never waste a syllable . . . [a] lively concept-book creation." —Kirkus

Two at the Zoo

"An engaging read-aloud for storytime and one-on-one sharing." —SLJ

"A wild way to help kids learn their numbers." --Parenting

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