The buggy-eyed insects, crabs, and snails provide an appealing cast of characters who stand up to be counted against a summertime palette. The big book introduces counting and adding in a fun and welcoming way. The One is a Snail Ten is a Crab Big Bookmeasures 29.6 (W) x 45 (H) cm and has 40 pages. If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the beach, where a bunch of fun-loving crabs, lounging dogs, gleeful insects, and bewildered-looking snails obligingly offer their feet for counting in a number of silly, surprising combinations from one to one hundred!Introduces counting and adding in a fun and welcoming wayRandy Cecil’s colourful paintings add humour and energy. About the author:April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre are a husband-and-wife team who lead eco-tours and travel extensively to study, photograph, and videotape animals in the rain forests of Panama, Madagascar, and Ecuador. Jeff Sayre is an ecologist specializing in native plants and birds. April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning author of more than forty books for children. The Sayres love to brainstorm and laugh together – which is how the idea for One Is a Snail came about. About the illustrator:Randy Cecil has always been fascinated by picture books, so it should come as no surprise that he has now illustrated more than a dozen books for children. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Randy received a book deal not long after graduating and also worked as a freelance designer. He lives in Houston Texas, where he also grew up. Some of his titles include ‘My Father the Dog’ by Elizabeth Bluemle, ‘We ve All Got Bellybuttons!’ by David Martin and ‘Gator’ which he wrote himself.