Five Hiding Ostriches
Barbara Barbieri McGrath, author
Barbara Barbieri McGrath has written more than twenty books for children, including Five Flying Penguins, The Little Red Elf, and many bestselling math concept books. Her love for writing, children, and making learning fun was the inspiration for her first children's book, The M&M Brand Counting Book, which has sold over one million copies.
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Riley Samels, illustrator
Riley is an illustrator who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Kent State University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications and Design. After graduating he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where he spent a few years as an illustrator for gifting goods including greeting cards and wrapping paper. He now resides in New Haven, Connecticut where he Illustrates pop-up greeting cards.
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This is an entertaining counting book that teaches children the power of play through the interaction of two unexpected friends, the ostrich and the lion. Barbieri McGrath’s Five Hiding Ostriches effortlessly weaves numbers, storytelling, dialogue, and rhyming action words in sharing this story. The classic children’s game of hide-and-seek takes center stage and teaches children how animals in the wild are creative when hiding from danger. The illustrations, with natural earthy colors, are a beautiful display of the savannah and the animals in their natural surroundings. With an added information and suggestion page that includes how ostriches disguise themselves from lions in real life and a fun modified game of hide-and-seek, readers will have fun engaging with Five Hiding Ostriches. A joyful book to be used indoors or outdoors, it will inspire young readers to get moving, to be mindfully active, engaged and creative. It encourages a healthy way to instill social skills, friendships and teamwork through the power of play.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-981-1 EPUB
Page count: 32
9 x 9