A Counting Book
123 Gulls offers a fresh take on a counting book, as a trio of intrepid seagulls makes its way through an island winter wonderland. They skate, ski, and collect items, counting down from ten mittens to one snowy surprise. The gulls also experience 50 and 100, until one moon puts them to sleep in the end.
Little ones can start by learning numbers while early counters will have fun finding all the items. Parents and caregivers will appreciate the playful rhyming text as they show children that enjoying winter is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Beth Rand is a self-taught illustrator. 123 Gulls is a follow-up to her successful ABC Gulls, an alphabet book published in 2017 by Islandport Press. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having a Navy dentist for a dad meant that Rand had an itinerant childhood, moving from Maryland to Rhode Island to South Carolina and even Sicily. Since graduating from the University of Maine, she has made that state her home. For 20 years, she lived in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where she and her husband successfully raised three children to adulthood. One day, they hopped on the ferry to Peaks Island, Maine and never returned. She now lives on the island with her husband and dog, in a home surrounded by seagulls, sunshine, and salt air.