Counting on you by Corinne Fenton

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Ill. by Robin Cowcher. The Five Mile Press, 2016. ISBN 9781760403898
(Age: 3+) Recommended. Emotions. Written by award winning author Corinne Fenton, Counting on you follows a boy and his kite and a theme of emotion. The story begins with a whimsical feel but as you read along, you begin to feel a bit down which may suggest it focuses on the emotion of sadness.
Visually, the book is tactile with the front cover having a spongy pillow affect. It feels like a good quality book with the opportunity for individuals to give it as a gift which is a sweet touch. Additionally, Robin Cowcher's illustrations have been created using a limited colour palette and using a watercolour technique.
Keely Coard