Author(s): Satu Kontinen; Benjamin Mott
Meet the Mokomaki, 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 Mokomaki for help as she looks--the little birds cheerfully mount a search through the forest, where they meet lots of other creatures, who helpfully join in--and kids can, too As they search, readers practice sequencing, sorting and classifying, comparing, and grouping while looking for the missing fox.
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.