Cheers for a Dozen Ears

A Summer Crop of Counting

Summertime means fresh veggies at the farm stand to pick out and count! This concept book follows a family’s stop at the farm stand as they count tomatoes, strawberries, sunflowers—and yes, ears of corn. Felicia Sanzari Chernesky’s simple verses are beautifully accompanied by Susan Swan’s collage art.

  • 9780807511312
  • May 2015

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  • Effective for sharing both with a group and one-on-one, crisp rhyming text creates a high-energy atmosphere that will appeal to even the youngest fruit and vegetable lovers.

    - School Library Journal

  • It’s an everyday excursion for these kids but an evocative, vicarious experience for young children who don’t have a farm just down the road…This pleasant picture book makes a flavorful read-aloud choice, best savored in the summertime.

    - Booklist

  • Swan’s digital-and-cut-paper collages elevate the piece, presenting a riotous harvest of brilliant product against an azure sky and green fields.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Vibrant variations in color and composition in Swan’s collages point to the myriad of edible treasures to be discovered at the fruit stand or farm.

    - Publishers Weekly


Susan Swan

Common Core

RL.K.1,3,4,5,6,7,10 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,7,10 RF.K.2a M.K.CC.B.4