Illustrated with lavishly colored, festively textured quilts by Ana Grossnickle Hines, the "square one" of learning one's numbers for prereaders has never looked better. After the quilt depicting each pair of numbers, a separate image shows a little girl acting out that part of the rhyme, from buckling her shoe to dancing with "my big fat hen."
"Bold, simple layouts, the juxtaposition of printed fabrics, and the decorative use of rickrack and stitching make the playful art visually pleasing, but even better is [Anna Grossnickle] Hines’ fine-tuned understanding of how young children might use the book as they learn to count. Simple and striking."—Booklist (starred review)