Why would fifty animals of different shape, size and colour all be lining up? Join the animals as a slightly officious bird flusters around, dragooning them into order. Listen as they play Word Chains and watch as they have a jumping competition. Learn to count backwards from 50, talk about the concepts of big, small, bigger than and smaller than. Watch as the animals become increasingly impatient, then reach a double page fold out which explains what the waiting is all for. This is an amusing book for counting backwards and forwards between 1 and 50, for talking about colour, shape and relative sizes and for learning the names of some animals who rarely make appearances in children’s books.
First released in 2011 by Owlkids Books and titled Long, Long Line, this would be an amusing addition to a pre-school or Key Stage 1 reading area.