Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno
I need to do more Anno posts because these books ARE my childhood. I was having a conversation the other day about not really being able to remember reading picture books with my mom, but I can remember the hours upon hours I spent with Anno. The counting book starts with 1 being the month of January and it goes up to 12 so that you complete a calendar year. You watch the seasons change and you watch this one landscape develop. The detail of the pictures and the fact that everything comes in the right number will keep kids looking for more especially at the end. Just Anno’s style in general has always been something I’ve loved. The simplicity yet detail.