B1 is one duckling swimming in a dish 2 is two sisters making a wish "There will, of course, always be children who must learn to count. Teach them also to enjoy the process and to count those things that are most important to them. Eighteen stars twinkling in the sky and twelve baby birds learning how to sing are an excellent start."
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This book is a relic. It was published in the '50s, but its illustrations harken back to a time much earlier than that. The illustrations are sweet and elaborate and appear on every page. The text is simple, and my 2-year-old likes to finish all of the sentences for me. I can't think of any other book that would introduce a 2-year-old to words like "heath," "slate," "rye," and "gourd." It's a simple and charming little time capsule.