A Counting Comedy

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Named to the "Best Books for Children"

list by the Association of Booksellers for Children

"Children's Choices" Award Winner

Given by The International Reading Association-

Children's Book Council

An ABA Book Sense "Pick of the Lists"

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award Finalist

Shortlisted for the New York Library Association's "Book of the Season"  

Missouri State Teachers Association Reading Circle


"In an elegantly designed cousin to Bill Martin's Chica Chica 1,2,3 (2004), illustrated by Louis Ehlert, the numbers one to ten collide while trying to dance in different styles, creating chaos on the floor. Ziborova illustrates the melee- '1 gets knocked. / 2 gets socked. / 3 gets blocked. / With 4 who's rocked. / Even 5 and 6 feel shock, / Finding themselves in a strange headlock' -with digitally reworked collages featuring big digits in different colors and typefaces tumbling across abstract fields of patterned fabric, printed papers and white space. The visuals work with the text's changing cadences to capture the wild confusion, if not a sense of what the dances actually look like, and harmony of a sort, is restored at the end as all ten find ways to 'Dance their OWN styles-like they want to-again.'... Attention filmmakers!"   -Kirkus Reviews

Foreign Rights Sales



Author: Josephine Nobisso

Illustrator: Dasha Ziborova

Publisher: Gingerbread House

Trim Size: w 8 ¾" × h 11 ¾" w/ Dust Jacket (hardcover only)

Pages: 32, Full Color Illustrations

Ages: All (A "Cross-over" Picture Book for Both Children and Adults)

Hardcover ISBN: 0-940112-11-6

Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0-940112-11-7

Hardcover Price: US $16.95 / CAN $22.95 

Paperback ISBN: 0-940112-12-4

Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-940112-12-4

Paperback Price: US $8.95 / CAN $12.95