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Counting Crows

Illustrated by Rob Dunlavey



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About The Book

Help hungry crows avoid a feline foe in this clever concept book from the author of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp and The Underneath.

One, two, three, crows in a tree, bedecked in red scarves and hungry as can be. So they fly out of their nest with snacking in mind, and snack they do. Snack one, snack two, snack three—all the way to a dozen! But before they have time to complain about bellyaches, they have a bigger problem: a cat has been eyeing them…as potential snacks! Can these well-fed crows become well-FLED crows? Read and find out in this counting book from Newbery Finalist and two-time National Book Award Nominee Kathi Appelt, with spot-on illustrations from Rob Dunlavey. It’s the cat’s meow!

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the National Book Award finalist The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man SwampMaybe a Fox (with Alison McGhee), Keeper, and many picture books including Counting Crows and Max Attacks. She has two grown children and lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband. Visit her at

About The Illustrator

Rob Dunlavey’s whimsical artwork can also be seen in several major children’s museums in the US (Miami, Long Island, and New York City). His editorial illustrations have appeared in many American magazines and newspapers and his fine art has been exhibited in the United States and France. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters, two frisky cats, and a tropical fish (no crows!).

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 3, 2015)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442423275
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD390L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle
  • Texas 2x2 Reading List
  • Texas Institute of Letters Award Finalist

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