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Ocean Counting

Named 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book
by National Science Teachers Association


In this stellar counting book, each spread features a vibrant color photograph of a different kind of ocean
animal; a paragraph of perfectly composed,
informative text and a “Did you know?”side box;
... Lawler engages readers by calling attention
to details or posing questions ...This beautifully
designed book will attract young readers.
School Library Journal

Video review and browse the book with TimeToPlay.com

Gorgeous photographs and
straightforward counting...

each page turn surprises.
Young readers will be fascinated...

A great counting and learning combination.
Kirkus Reviews

An enticing blend of science and math...
a worthy addition to any classroom library.
Int’l. Reading Association
(see full review)

My Writing Process

I have always been fascinated by ocean life. In 2011, I showed a picture book about sea animals to an editor at National Geographic. She liked my writing and recommended me to another editor who asked me to write OCEAN COUNTING.
I had a wonderful time researching and writing OCEAN COUNTING. The process differed from my other picture books. I gazed at breathtaking undersea photographs taken by award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry. I wrote colorful text to go along with the pictures. I read about each animal and spoke with experts. Each page in the book provides a counting opportunity (the book focuses on 1-10), an interesting Did You Know? fact, and other information.

Tyrannoclaus book cover

photo by
Brian Skerry

ocean counting baby
It's never
too early
to learn to count!

Curriculum Guide
(keyed to Common
Core Standards)

Would you like to purchase a copy of OCEAN COUNTING? Just click on the book cover, below.

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