MARCOS COUNTS: ONE, TWO, THREE
(The Barker Twins™)
Written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Published May 12, 2003
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York

ISBN 0-399-24011-X
LC 2002108716
Copyright © 2003 by Tomie dePaola
6 5/8” (width) x 7 ½” (height)
Hardcover, Board Book, 14 pages, unnumbered
Reading Level – Ages 0 up

From the publisher’s catalog…
     Join Marcos, the adopted little brother of twins Morgie and Moffie, as he learns his numbers.  Moffie teaches Marcos to count from one ball to ten flowers for Mama in English, and Marcos repeats the numbers in Spanish – one ball is “uno”; two shoes are “dos.”  This simple colorful board book is a fun way to explore basic concepts and learn elementary Spanish at the same time.

Recognitions…
One of CHILD magazine’s “50 Best Books of 2003” (along with MARCOS COLORS)

From BOOKLIST…
“A nice link for bilingual children.”

From KIRKUS REVIEWS…
“In each of these lovely board books, a puppy is instructed by an older twin sibling.  In Colors (MARCOS COLORS), ballooned dialogue shows Marcos thinking the word for each color in Spanish, as his brother gives him the corresponding English word.  The same format is followed in Counts (MARCOS COUNTS), which shows the printed number as well as the numeral for the words the pup’s sister teaches him.”

Editor – Margaret Frith
Art Director – Cecilia Yung
Book Designer –

Dedication:
     For Mario, who taught me my Spanish numbers.  tdep

About the dedication…
     Mario is a friend in Mexico.

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