Swallow the Leader, A Counting Book
by Danna Smith, illustrated by Kevin Sherry
by Clarion Books, 2016
In perfect rhyme we follow the leader, swimming into coral caves, riding waves, flapping like a ray, and puffing like a blowfish. But as the school of fish grows, the reader watches a shark swim nearby and become fish number ten! Suddenly the game turns into “Swallow the Leader”…but don’t despair, the surprise ending will delight children into peals of laughter! They’ll want to read it again and again.
Big, bold colorful fish swim through watercolor backgrounds making this a visual delight—an opportunity to practice both numbers and colors!