From 1 to 10 cover

By Mies van Hout

From 1 to 10

A bright and vivacious counting book for the very young featuring the paintings of renowned Dutch artist and author Mies van Hout

How many whiskers does the cat have? How about the crocodile’s teeth, or the octopus’s arms? With vivid colours and energetic kid-friendly animal illustrations, this concept book doubles up the learning opportunities by including numbers and descriptive words matched to Dutch artist Mies van Hout’s striking art. Little ones can count the fish’s stripes and the monkey’s fingers, or learn the letters in words such as whiskers, wings, and ears.

Rendered in bold hues that appeal to babies and pre-schoolers alike, this sturdy counting book will be a reading-time favorite.

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Ages 1-4
ISBN: 978-1-77278-084-0
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardback with soft-to-touch book & reinforced binding
Trim Size: 9.00 x 9.00 inches / 22.86 x 22.86cm
Pages: 24

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Carton Quantity: 30

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Board book

Ages 1-4
ISBN: 978-1-77278-140-3
List Price: $13.95 CAD / $11.95 USD
Board book
Trim Size: 8.00 x 8.00 inches / 20.32 x 20.32cm
Pages: 24

Publication date: November 17, 2020

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Carton Quantity: 36

About this book

Awards and Honours

  • 2019 Northern Lights Book Award: Board Book/Toddler (Winner) (United States)



Praise for From 1 to 10

2019 Northern Lights Book Award: Board Book/Toddler Winner

★ STARRED REVIEW “Graphically sophisticated, utterly charming, and a tad cheeky, this is one stunning concept book….Delightful.”—School Library Journal Starred Review

★ STARRED REVIEW “Amidst the numerous counting books available, van Hout offers a stand-out with great child (and adult) appeal….[van Hout] makes the experience of counting both joyful and imitative through the use of animal personalities and anatomies.”—Booklist Starred Review

★ STARRED REVIEW “Don’t skip the backmatter on this one, as the clear and accessible instructions, ideas, and vocabulary offer caregivers easy ways to engage children in their own counting adventures within the book and beyond….Simplicity plus spirited art equals a counting book that you can count on.”—Kirkus Starred Review

“[A] delightful introduction to basic counting skills…Employ the book’s tips for more interactive learning fun or read aloud and trace the numbers, each sized for small fingers to practice shaping and identifying digits one through ten.”—Foreword Reviews

“Rating: E…Back material includes two pages of fun activities parents and teachers can use to extend the teachable moments contained in the book. The large format of the book makes it easy for children to point and count aloud as the book is read to them. Glossy pages will make clean-up easy if the pages get smudged with food or dirt.”—Resource Links

“Exuberant artwork and simple text anchor this counting book, which also includes simple games to get youngsters counting for fun.”—Youth Services Book Review

“With its padded cover, rounded corners and extra-heavy paper, From 1 to 10 is an excellent introduction to the base ten numbering system. An obvious gift or home purchase, From 1 to 10 belongs in libraries serving this audience level. Highly Recommended.”—CM Magazine

“Counting from 1 to 10 is a romp with this attractive, beautifully designed concept book….The artist inspires constant touching by making the countable elements large and obvious, through text and art. Kids won’t stop at counting the named features, they will want to show off their counting prowess with counting so much more.”—Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“Author-illustrator Mies van Hout brings readers another joyously bright and engaging book with From 1 to 10. A wonderfully colourful, appealing, and spare counting book…[A] real standout in a busy field of early counting books.”—Fab Book Reviews

“[A] great first book for learning numbers.”—Canadian Bookworm

“The pictures are colourful, the creatures are cute and it’s nice to be counting other things then just toes, eyes and noses.”—Booktime


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