Mouse Count

Age 3 to 5

Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780152002237

In this exciting story, ten mice fall asleep in a meadow and are counted into a jar for a snake's dinner. When they trick the snake and escape, the mice count themselves back out of the jar, counting down from ten to one. Children can count the mice in the clear pictures on each page and they can also follow the patterns of counting up to ten and counting down from ten, linking these concepts together as opposites. This story also emphasises accurate counting methods as the snake only counts the next number after dropping a mouse into the jar.