One trophy to win, two whistle blows, three hurdles. . . . With fresh, eye- popping illustrations, children will learn to count by following the antics of athletic animals in this charming picture book.
The playful illustrations capture the motion and exuberance of the animal athletics as young readers sprint through the book to twenty and back again to win the cup, encountering along the way a bear weightlifting, fast felines, hippos in leotards, and fencing zebras.
Morgand's silk-screen illustrations are lively and colorful.
— Kirkus Reviews
This lively, eye-catching counting book features animal competitors squaring off in Olympics-style athletic events… Countable objects throughout provide an interactive element, while Morgand's bright color-contrasting screenprints evoke retro children's book illustrations.
— Publishers Weekly
Virginie Morgand studied animated filmmaking in Nantes. She works in Paris as an illustrator and children’s book author. Clients include Barneys, New York; The New York Times; and Elle Magazine among others.