Author(s): Satu Kontinen
Meet the Mokomakis, a group of adorable little birds who cavort playfully through the pages of this picture book while teaching the basics of numeracy to preschoolers.
A mommy fox is searching for her lost baby, and asks the Mokomakis for help as she looks--the little birds cheerfully mount a search through the forest, where theymeetlots ofothercreatures, whohelpfullyjoinin--and kids can, too! As they search, readers practice sequencing, sorting and classifying, comparing, andgroupingwhile lookingforthemissingfox.
teaches the building blocks of numeracy at the pre-K level in a fun way
each spread asks the reader to play a game, including searches, comparing, grouping, and sequencing, to help in finding the lost fox kit
numbers are presented so young readers can begin connecting numerals correctly with the groups of objects they represent
a funny and active read-aloud, perfect for making reading a fun event, Mokomaki also encourages early reading practice
"Small birds wandering amidst the other animals offer help, inviting kids to observe, count and add . . . stylized drawings and bright colors allow one to learn while having fun."
-Culturebox, France TV
"The Mokomaki series calls for savviness and problem-solving skills . . . the books have gotten an enthusiastic response in France and Taiwan as well."
-Helsingin sanomatnewspaper, Finland"
Satu Kontinen is an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator obsessed with little animals and Instagram photography. She is known for using bold colors and creating quirkily cute creatures that spark the imagination of kids and adults. Her work was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize, and in 2008, she won an award for designing and illustrating one of the most beautiful book covers in Finland. Her Mokomaki books have been published in countries around the world.