Mitsumasa Anno is a Japanese artist and former mathematics teacher. He illustrated this beginners counting book so simply and sweetly.
Each page has only a number (from 0 up to 12 - representing the months on the calendar) and the same pastoral scene that changes as the numbers climb. For instance, the number eight page is representative of the month of August, there are eight houses, eight children playing, eight adults working, eight trees and eight clouds.
Anno's Counting Book has completely captured the attention of this respected panel of reviewers. :) We will be back for more Anno soon.