Polly Alakija

Polly Alakija's paintings have been widely and successfully exhibited throughout Africa, Europe, and the U.K. She divides her time between Gloucestershire, U.K., and her family's farm in Nigeria.

Counting Chickens
Polly Alakija
Polly Alakija
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Tobi has a hen, and his friends each have their own animals, too. The other animals give birth to their babies: one calf, two lambs, three kids, four kittens, five puppies and six piglets. But Tobi’s hen sits on the seven eggs she laid, waiting... and waiting... and waiting.

At last, the eggs hatch. Now Tobi has a brood of seven beautiful chicks. And, by the following year, he has more chickens than he can count. Can you help Tobi count his chickens?

"A lesson in patience, this storybook also supports the numeracy curriculum. Days of the week, the passage of time, counting to fifty and ordinal numbers are all integral to the story but could be used as a springboard for more focused work on any of these areas. Supported by detailed, gentle illustrations there is much to talk about." 

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 3-6. 

Additional Information
32 pages | 9.75" x 11.25"



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